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SOURCE Our Heroes' Tree
FAIRHAVEN, Mass., Oct. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Our Heroes' Tree is donating proceeds from sales of its e-book, Our Heroes' Tree, to benefit Homes for Our Troops in honor of Veterans' Day. Beginning Tuesday, October 15 and ending Saturday, November 30, 2013, e-book sales from these online retailers are included: Amazon.com; Apple iBookstore; BarnesandNoble.com; and MilitaryFamilyBooks.com, an online store specializing in quality resources for and about military families.
Our Heroes' Tree, now in its ninth year, fosters understanding among military and civilian communities by bringing people together to honor the service, sacrifice, and legacy of U.S. service members and their families.
Stephanie Pickup and Marlene Lee, co-founders of Our Heroes' Tree and authors of the e-book, selected Homes for Our Troops as the beneficiary because the national non-profit epitomizes bridging military and civilian communities. Homes for Our Troops unites donors and volunteers from all facets of the homebuilding industry who provide materials, labor, and expertise to build specially-adapted homes for service members severely injured in combat operations since September 11, 2001.
Pickup and Lee designed the family-friendly, picture e-book for group event and individual use. Chandler Dudley, a self-described former "military brat," illustrated the e-book with original, creative, and emotive artwork that appeals to all ages.
To date, communities in 34 states and U.S. military installations in 10 countries have hosted Our Heroes' Tree events. Veterans' Day is the most visible time of year for Our Heroes' Tree programs, with dozens of locations hosting events at the same time.
Program participants craft decorations honoring service members and display them on live trees, cut trees, paper trees, and even virtual trees. The tree, as a symbol of family ties, strength, and resilience, represents Our Heroes' Tree's themes: Reflect, Remember, Rejoice.
Local communities and U.S. military installations worldwide are encouraged to host Our Heroes' Tree from Veterans' Day through Thanksgiving. Thank a Veteran – Host Our Heroes' Tree.
Our Heroes' Tree Program Planning Guide can be downloaded at no charge via the website: www.ourheroestree.com. Ideas are shared via Facebook (Our Heroes' Tree Program); Twitter @OurHeroesTree; and Pinterest.
ABOUT OUR HEROES' TREE®
Stephanie Pickup and Marlene Lee co-founded Our Heroes' Tree® in 2005 to bridge military and civilian communities by honoring the service and sacrifice of U.S. service members and their families. From one tree in 2005 at the Army Family Services building at the United States Military Academy at West Point, to a national initiative hosted in 34 states and 10 countries, with thousands of honor-decorations adorning Our Heroes' Trees, the program touches the hearts of people of all ages. Pickup is the author of The Soldier's Tree. Lee is the author of The Hero in My Pocket and co-author of That's My Hope. Books are available on Amazon.com.
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CONTACT: Stephanie Pickup, Co-founder, Our Heroes' Tree
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