Daily ceremonies at the City of Hartford's Witness Tree draws attention to the issue of suicide by current and former military members.
The Witness Tree is located at Bernd Park, near the Hartford Fire and Rescue Department. A ceremony is held each day, until Veterans Day on Saturday, November 11, at 9 a.m. 22 blank dog tags are added each day, and hang on the tree to represent the average of 22 Veterans who lose their life to suicide during every 24-hour period.
The Witness Tree is an extension of a larger Veteran's support program called Warrior's Journey Home. Their mission is to Listen - Speak - Heal.
Please contact Rev. James Schleif for more information, at 262-384-8124.