PHOTO GALLERY: Gold Star Mothers Memorial Tree Planting

Liz Beavers
Mineral Daily News-Tribune
Members of the Boyce-Houser Post 41 American Legion post the colors while members of the Burlington United Methodist Family Services Girls Rainbow Choir sing the National Anthem to open the Gold Star Mothers Memorial Tree Planting Sunday at Larenim Park.
Del. Ruth Rowan, Tom Rowan, and Mineral County Commissioner Roger Leatherman stand at attention as the National Anthem is performed.
Mineral County Commission president Richard Lechliter speaks to the crowd gathered for the Gold Star Mothers Memorial Tree Planting in front of the arboretum at Larenim Park.
West Virginia Commissioner of Agriculture Kent Leonhardt speaks to the crowd.
Shirley White, representing the West Virginia Gold Star Mothers, speaks to the crowd about the group's program to plant trees in remembrance of their sons and daughters who paid the ultimate sacrifice.
Members of Boyce Houser American Legion Post 41 listen to the speakers at the Sunday afternoon program.
Keyser native Mara Boggs, representing Sen. Joe Manchin, read a message to the group from the Senator.
A member of Boyce-Hoouser Post 41 rings a bell in memory of those Mineral County residents lost in service as each name was called.
Gold Star Mothers (in white) and family members walk through the orchard of apple trees as the solemn ceremony to hang dog tags on each county's tree began.
Mineral County Sheriff Forrest "Buddy" Ellifritz assisted in hanging dog tags on the trees representing the 55 counties of West Virginia.