NIM unveils “freedom tree” to honor soldiers, veterans

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Last week during our Military Matters segment we previewed a story about a special tree in honor of soldiers and veterans.

The freedom tree stands brightly filled with Christmas cheer at the National Infantry Museum in Columbus.

It's decorated with messages written by museum visitors and local children thanking the many men and women in uniform for their sacrifices to keep us all safe.

Jordan Beck, the museum's digital media coordinator, says it's a great way to share with the community and our armed forces the gift of thankfulness during this holiday season.

"It's a chance to directly engage and directly interact in a meaningful holiday, festive way," Beck said.

Dozens of cards were made out by children that have visited the museum and many have been sent out, but the Infantry Museum needs your help in finding more veterans and active duty soldiers to send these holiday greetings to.

You can find out more on where to send your ideas by checking out their official Facebook page.

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