The Starke County Public Library is collaborating with the Indiana State Library, the Military Family Research Institute at Purdue University (MFRI) and public libraries across the state to honor military members, veterans and their families by participating in the annual Our Heroes Tree program. Our Heroes’ Tree is a national program founded to recognize and honor the sacrifices of current service members, veterans, and deceased service members. Participating libraries will display a tree featuring handmade ornaments created by community members to honor a service member. Through this program, the Library is working to honor past and present service members and create an awareness of military families currently affected by deployment. Libraries across the state will also offer resources to help these communities provide support and generate a greater understanding of the experiences of servicemen and women and their families.
The Library will be setting up a tree in the main area that will be decorated with ornaments made by patrons and residents of Starke County honoring veterans and service members. Please stop by the H.F. Schricker Library in Knox to create your own ornament to honor the servicemen and women in your life.