The Centre Region Parks and Recreation Authority is offering the opportunity to honor your Veteran or Hero through our tree planting program. The My Veteran/My Hero Tribute Tree Program is currently focused at regional parks, including Oak Hall Regional Park and Whitehall Road Regional Park. This program not only gives those an opportunity to honor their Veteran or Service Member, but also helps to beautify local parkland. This special initiative allows loved ones to honor and remember eligible Veterans/Heroes who have actively served in the US Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, Merchant Marines, and Army Air Corps.
To reserve a Tribute Tree for your Veteran/Hero, please contact the CRPR Office at 814-231-3071. A minimum donation of $480 will honor your Veteran/Hero with a 10'-12' tall shade tree. Included with each My Veteran/My Hero tree is a post-mounted, anodized aluminum plaque beside each tree. A special QR code included on the plaque links to a CRPR webpage where your Veteran/Hero’s photo and biography resides.
Below is a current list of all My Hero/My Veteran Trees planted. Click through each Hero/Veteran to read a little about them.
Donations are accepted year-round with planting taking place every Spring. Donations received after March 15th will be applied to the following year’s Spring planting.
To make your donation, please complete the My Veteran/My Hero Form. My Veteran/My Hero Tree Donations may be made in person, by phone, by mail or via CRPR’s ActiveNet registration website. Please mail your donation to: Centre Region Parks & Recreation Authority, 2643 Gateway Drive, Suite #1, State College, PA 16801, or contact the Agency at (814) 231-3071.