First there was the Liberty Tree near Boston, Mass., a rallying point for patriots in the Revolutionary War. Now, an oak tree planted at the Washington State Veterans Cemetery in Medical Lake will commemorate all patriots.
Around 60 people were in attendance for the Monday, July 2 ceremony, next to the administration office at the cemetery. The tree provides a permanent memorial to those who served in the military during the 18th and 19th centuries.
The ceremony is likely the only one to take place in Washington state for Revolutionary War soldiers, according to...