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"Living Wall of Honor" in D.C. Pays Tribute to Post 9/11 Military Veterans

Student volunteers participating in the Code of Support Foundation's "Living Wall of Honor" service at the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C., Aug. 10. The wall, which comprises more than 1,000 plants, will be on exhibit through September 11, 2014 at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial at the main gate to Arlington National Cemetery.
Photo: Rodney Lamkey (PRNewsFoto), Code of Support Foundation

"Living Wall of Honor" in D.C. Pays Tribute to Post 9/11 Military Veterans

On August 10, 2014, the Code of Support Foundation (COSF) and its partners, Green Living Technologies International (GLTI), Home Depot, Northrop Grumman and more than 300 volunteers came together to build an organic memorial to recognize and support Post 9/11 military veterans.

The "Living Wall of Honor" service project kicked off COSF's annual Spirit of '45 Day event at the World War II Memorial on the National Mall. In 2010, Congress unanimously passed Resolution 226, which called for observance of a national "Spirit of '45 Day" on the second Sunday of August to celebrate the end of World War II, and the spirit of service, shared sacrifice and national unity that made victory possible.

GLTI designed the Living Wall of Honor. The organic structure is 16 feet wide by 8 feet high and has more than 1,000 multi-colored petunias and marigolds provided by the Home Depot Foundation. The wall, with the help of Team Depot and other volunteers took only one hour to assemble at the WWII Memorial site.

The Team

Code of Support Foundation (COFS) was established in 2010 by retired Major General Alan Salisbury.

Green Living Technologies, International (GLTI) designs products and services for green roofs, green walls and vertical agriculture.

The Home Depot Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Home Depot, has an associate-led volunteer force that helps U.S. military veterans and their families, and aiding communities affected by natural disasters. Since 2011, the foundation has invested more than $70 million on housing for veterans. Team Depot volunteers have transformed more than 12,000 homes for veterans.

Women in Military Service for America Memorial is an organization dedicated to telling the stories of the some 3 million women who've served in America's defense, going back to the American Revolution. The organization has a national memorial and a 33,000 sq. ft. education center at the gateway to Arlington National Cemetery.

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