Tree of Honor kicks off Fourth of July festivities
July 2, 2021
By CHARITY SMITH
BESSEMER - The city of Bessemer paid homage to area veterans with its annual Tree of Honor ceremony on Wednesday evening.
Each year, the Fourth of July committee holds the event to pay tribute to area veterans by having their names read during the ceremony and placed on a plaque by the Tree of Honor, a spruce tree, which is located in a small park on Sophie Street. The tree was lit up with small red, white and blue lights during the ceremony. The display includes signs that date back to the first ceremony.
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