From Nov. 1 through Nov. 23, anyone can participate in the decorating Our Heroes’ Tree project at the Jackson County Public Library locations in Seymour, Crothersville and Medora.
The trees are in honor of past and present service members and create an awareness of military families currently affected by deployment. The national project was created in 2005 by Stephanie Pickup and Marlene Lee.
To participate in the initiative, the public is invited to create a handmade ornament honoring any service member from past and present wars, conflicts or peacetime operations.
Participants may bring their ornaments or photos and extra decorations to make ornaments at the libraries. Baskets of supplies with some plain die-cut paper ornaments will be available near the trees, and people can write on or glue on their own mementos.
Examples of homemade ornaments include paper snowflakes with glued-on glitter, photographs of loved ones or friends, newspaper clippings, cloth or fabric ornaments and short notes, poems or songs.