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Memorial trees
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An interesting and moving project is taking place from Virginia up into Pennsylvania, where 620,000 trees are being planted along roadways to honor those who gave up their lives in the War Between The States, the bloodiest military conflagration in this nation’s history. Oaks, maples, cedars and dogwoods are being placed in the median and in groves along the historic highway that links Charlottesville, Va. and Gettysburg, Pa. Nobody’s sure exactly how many soldiers perished in the Civil War, but 620,000 is a generally accepted number, and when the $65-million project is completed, it will be the largest man-made pathway of trees in the world, covering 180 miles over three states.