These are the faces of soldiers who were pitted against one another during the U.S. Civil War. More than half the soldiers died and most are no longer remembered.
Now the group Journey Through Hallowed Ground is keeping their memory alive by planting trees, or dedicating existing trees, to each of those soldiers. Trees are being planted along a 290-kilometer road from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania - where the most famous battle occurred - to the home in Virginia of Thomas Jefferson, the third U.S. president. Beth Erickson is with the organization.
“Each tree is a life," said Erickson. "As you see these trees one after another, it will truly make an impact.”
The first trees were planted in November on a former plantation called Oatlands in Leesburg, Virginia. Today, the early 19th century home is owned by a historic trust.
Andrea McGimsey, Executive Director of Oatlands, says the estate was a natural place to begin the tree project. “Oatlands has some very old trees and they were here during the Civil War time. Many of them are actually going to be adopted as part of this project,” she explained.
Chinese geologists are pitting their knowledge, skill and modern technical equipment against nature in an effort to get more oil for their country.
2.dedicate vt. 以…供奉，以…奉献，把…奉献给崇高的目的
The ancient Greeks dedicated many shrines to Aphrodite.