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About the Living Legacy Project

Give the gift of a living legacy.

During this country's most defining moment, 620,000 soldiers died, many of whom fought on the battlefields within the JTHG National Heritage Area.  As a living commemoration for their individual and combined sacrifices, the Living Legacy project will plant one tree for each citizen who sacrificed their life.The Living Legacy Project will create a unified color palette that reminds visitors that they are, indeed, on hallowed ground.  Upon completion, this initiative will create the first 180 mile landscaped allee in the world and the only allee dedicated to honoring the most defining moment in American history.

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A signature palette of seasonal trees and plantings, including redbuds, red oaks, red maple, and red cedar have been selected to represent the courage and valor of the individuals being honored with this project. A secondary palette, including canopy and understory trees, evergreens, shrubs, and ground coverings, will also feature red as a predominant color, with plantings including black gum trees, sassafras, and winterberry.  The native selection is appropriate to the diverse landscapes along this historic corridor, and remains sensitive to the local ecology, scenic views, and development patterns.

The Journey Through Hallowed Ground Partnership is actively engaged in raising the necessary funds to complete this $65 million initiative. Individuals, businesses, schools, and community groups from around the world can contribute to this project.  The JTHG Partnership is seeking $100 contributions to support and plant each tree. Donors may select a soldier to honor, as the trees will be geo-tagged to allow Smart Phone users to learn the story of the soldier, providing a strong educational component to engage interest in the region’s historical heritage and literally bringing the tree to life.


Donate $100 to dedicate a tree for one of the fallen today.


Click HERE to Donate Online

If you have questions about making a donation, or would like to make a donation by phone, we invite you to call us at (540) 882-4929

All contributions are tax deductible within the limits of the law. A copy of the current financial statement for The Journey Through Hallowed Ground is available by writing to the address below.


To donate by check, please make your $100.00 check payable to The Journey Through Hallowed Ground Partnership and send to:

The Journey Through Hallowed Ground Partnership
Living Legacy Program
15481 Second Street/ P.O. Box 77
Waterford, VA 20197

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