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12th Annual Trees For Life Ceremony
Fri, April 21, 2017, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM CDT
In Memory of the Louisiana Children who Died from Abuse and Neglect
TREES FOR LIFE is a tradition of distributing trees in memory of each Louisiana child who died the prior year as a result of abuse. Trees will be given to recepients who are asked to plant, nurture, and hang a blue ribbon around the tree each April in remembrance of a child who died in Louisiana of abuse. At the event, community members will gather to honor these children and commit to prevention strategies that will strengthen families and prevent future harm to children. Trees for life began in 2006 after Hurricane Katrina, memorializing the innocent lives lost due to abuse while giving rebirth to our storm-devastated community. 371 Trees for Life have been planted since 2006. This is the 12th Anniversary for Trees for Life Ceremony.