Military Recognition Tree to be displayed at State Capitol
Governor Earl Ray Tomblin has invited West Virginia to honor military men and women by contributing photos for the “Military Recognition” tree.
Those wishing to participate are asked to send in photos of loved ones or friends who served or are serving in the military. The photos will be displayed on the “Military Recognition” tree in the Governor’s Reception Room of the State Capitol during the holiday season.
“Whether serving here at home or half-way around the world, our military men and women have answered the call of duty time and again, ensuring our safety and our freedom. I’m grateful for their selfless service and I’m proud of the strong traditions they represent,” Tomblin said.
“With so many West Virginia’s serving in our nation’s military, it’s important for us to keep in mind the families who wait patiently for their loved ones to return,” said First Lady Joanne Tomblin. “I believe this year’s ‘Military Recognition’ tree will not only show our support for these families, it will honor those who have served and continue to serve-here at home and abroad.”
All photos, along with the proper form and tag, must be received by November 23. The form and tag can be downloaded by visiting the West Virginia Governor’s website and clicking on the Military Recognition Tree icon.
Photos will not be returned, but will be kept at the Governor’s Mansion.