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Phase one of Trees for Patriots project completed

QUINCY, IL (WGEM) — The snow and the cold did not stop the Trees for Patriots from being planted on Veterans at the entrance of the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy on Monday.

The Trees for Patriots project is put together by the The Quincy Trees for Tomorrow organization, to honor those who have and are serving the country. They teamed up with students from St. Peter School to help plant the trees from Bergman Nursery. The students said they worked hard to help raise the money for the trees.

“We had this thing called spirit day and we bring in at least a quarter for every student and that helps get a ton of money,” said student, Jacob Mays.

Founder, Anne St. John, said Veterans Day was phase one of the Trees for Patriots project. She said they plan to plant more Cherry and Crabapple trees around the Veterans home over the next two or three years.

Chelsea Smith

Meteorologist Chelsea Smith is part of the WGEM Storm Track Weather team.

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