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Living Legacy Project Ceremony

Tuesday November 20, 2012

Join us for the Living Legacy Ceremony

Time: From 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM 

Place: Oatlands Historic House and Gardens, Carriage House, 20850 Oatlands Plantation Lane, Leesburg, VA

Please join us on November 20th as we inaugurate our Living Legacy Tree Planting to honor the Civil War fallen. When complete, we will have planted a new tree or dedicated an existing tree for each one of the 620,000 soldiers who died during the most tragic time in our American history. The Living Legacy Tree Planting Program will create a living memorial to share the individual stories of these soldiers with travelers and generations to come.

About the Event

Oatlands is collaborating with the Journey Through Hallowed Ground Partnership to launch the first phase of the extensive tree planting project on their property.  Oatlands is at the geographical center of the Journey Through Hallowed Ground National Scenic Byway, and as one of two National Trust Historic Sites within the corridor, is proud to be the first to host the Living Legacy Project.  More than 400 trees will be either planted or dedicated at Oatlands as part of this program.

As part of the ceremonial tree planting on November 20th, Virginia’s Secretary of Transportation Sean T. Connaughton and National Trust for Historic Preservation President and Chief Executive Officer Stephanie Meeks will be providing keynote remarks.  Both entities, along with the Civil War Trust and many of the 350 organizational partners of the Journey Through Hallowed Ground Partnership are actively engaged with the Living Legacy Project.




  • 20850 Oatlands Plantation Lane
  • Leesburg, 20175
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