On October 30, ServiceSource North Carolina held a Trees of Honor event to recognize the Fallen 13 and other local veterans in the Fayetteville community. This event was held in partnership with Off Road Outreach, the nonprofit organization managing the Veggies for Vets garden outside the Ames Street office.
Trees of Honor is a living tribute to the Fallen 13, the U.S. service members recently killed in the Afghanistan attack on August 26. During this event, ServiceSource and Off Road Outreach recognized these 13 veterans by planting a fruit tree in each of their names. The trees will grow in the new Off Road Outreach/Warrior Bridge memorial garden. In the garden is also a metal tree with the names of the 13 veterans on hanging dog tags. This tree also allows for any future memorial tags to hang from it.
More than 120 people attended, including County Commissioner Glenn Adams. Also in attendance was the Veteran Parachute Jump who jumped in all 13 dog tags, sponsored by Fit Body Boot Camp of Boone Trail, as well as the Cary VFW group providing the 21 Gun Salute and Taps.
ServiceSource is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to facilitate services, resources and partnerships to support people with disabilities and others we serve, along with their families, their caregivers and community members, in order to build more inclusive communities. ServiceSource serves more than 29,000 people with disabilities annually.
ServiceSource has received many awards for exemplary service and leadership. We are also CARF Accredited, demonstrating our commitment to continually improving services, encouraging feedback, and serving the community.
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