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Project Thank You 24/7 Adds New Lights to Memorial for Veterans
MOBILE, Ala. (WPMI) Sixty-seven oak trees planted in honor of veterans will now be illuminated for all to see.
Saturday morning, the Alabama Chapter of the AT&T Pioneers held a dedication ceremony at the U.S.S. Battleship Park.
It's part of Project Thank You 24/7. The project was undertaken in partnership with the U.S.S Alabama Battleship Commission.
In 2004, the chapter planted the live oak trees in the park in the shape of Alabama, one tree for each county.
They even collected a gallon of dirt from each county and mixed it in with the corresponding tree.
In subsequent years, they added bright blue sidewalks through the trees that resemble the major rivers in Alabama.
The lights will now point at the trees and up into the sky so that they can be seen from the interstate and the causeway.
The lights will also be visible from the sky by people flying into Mobile.