Tree of Liberty planted in Ann Arbor Veterans Park

ANN ARBOR, MI – A new Liberty Tree has arrived in Ann Arbor’s Veterans Park several years before the eagerly anticipated anniversary of the founding of the nation.

The Huron Valley Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution planted a Princeton Elm in the park on Saturday October 2nd in honor of the original Liberty Tree – a gathering place in Boston for colonists who protested Britain’s stamping law, which has become a symbol for the . became American Revolution until British forces brought it down during the war.

Since then, cities in the United States have named their own trees of freedom in memory of the American Revolution.

The local Sons of the American Revolution was joined by members of the Ann Arbor Sarah Caswell Angell Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution and the Michigan Society Children of the American Revolution, as well as members of Ann Arbor’s American Legion Post 46 and the Michigan Society Sons of the American Revolution Color Guard.

The tree stands near the park’s flagpole next to a rock memorial marking the location of Old Territorial Road in Ann Arbor, donated by the Daughters of the American Revolution in 1922.

The planting of the tree is just one of several events these organizations are planning in anticipation of the half-century – or 250th – anniversary of the founding of the United States on July 4, 2026.

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