50 State Initiative
County by county, and state by state, "Patriot Soil" - sacred soil from the resting places of America's fallen heroes - will be collected and meticulously labeled. "Patriot Soil" from all 50 states will be blended together to grow our nation's first "living memorial". A "Patriot Tree" will be planted on the White House Lawn during a dedication ceremony hosted by the President of the United States.
But the project is not limited to one "living memorial" planted in our nation's capitol. Each state will have its own "Patriot Tree" grown from the soil consecrated by its own patriots - to be planted on the grounds of its own gubernatorial mansion. In this manner, participation in "The Patriot Soil Project" will be broad in scope, including family members, veterans, veteran's organizations, religious leaders, other patriotic organizations and entertainers, as well as local, state, and national politicians.
"Their Forfeiture Of Life Set America Free"
To further highlight the sacrifices made on behalf of our nation, a few grains of "Patriot Soil" representing each state will be placed into small clear vials. The 50 small vials will then be tethered to the stars on our national flag. This unique "Patriot Flag" will be presented to the President of the United States (and hopefully preserved and displayed at the Smithsonian Institute).