Union Hospital honors veterans with special military tree

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Union Hospital is honoring soldiers in a very special and 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 says the tree is a reminder of the freedoms we have today, thanks to our 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. 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,” said Michael Egy.

A star can purchased for the military tree for $5.

It will be in the hospital until after Christmas.

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