The United States Army Reserve Command will host its first headquarters-level Arbor Day Celebration on Friday, March 16 at 10 a.m. at Marshall Hall, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
Arbor Day was established in 1872, when journalist J. Sterling Morton and thousands of pioneers in the Nebraska Territory planted one million trees. Today, Arbor Day is observed across the world.
For the Army Reserve, Arbor Day is an opportunity to publicly solidify the enterprise's role as a leading steward of the environment. Environmental health is vital to mission readiness and resilience, as our natural world provides land on which to train our Soldiers, construct our facilities and maintain our operations. The future availability, accessibility and viability of land is critical to the Army Reserve, and the Command is committed to protecting and preserving that land -- and other natural resources -- for generations of our warfighters, Civilians and Families today, tomorrow and forever.
Major General Scottie D. Carpenter, Deputy Commanding General of the Army Reserve, and the Army Reserve Installation Management Directorate will host the event with the reading of the Arbor Day Foundation's Arbor Day Proclamation and the planting of a maple tree on the Marshall Hall campus.
Everyone is welcome to attend the event.
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