TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Union Hospital in Terre Haute is honoring soldiers in a festive way.
Monday, the hospital lit its Military Star Tree which includes names of veterans and active duty personnel.
The tree, sponsored by the Service League of Union Hospital stands in the hospital’s atrium. Several employees gathered around the tree for a poem and a prayer before turning on the lights.
Union Hospital’s chaplain said the tree is a reminder of the freedoms Americans have today thanks to the military.
“I think that they give so selflessly and they do so much for us, and that includes their families who loan their loved ones to us,” Chaplain Debra Moore-Hardin. “And I’m here in this hospital as a chaplain because there are veterans who served and who fought and who enabled me to be here and to be free and to provide my own kind of service. And I think we need to say ‘thank you’ every chance that we get.”
A star can be purchased for the Military Tree for $5. It will be in the hospital until after Christmas.