‘Planting’ a Heroes Tree

A remarkable exhibit of U.S. military memorabilia and vehicles accompanied the Culver-Union Township Public Library’s Heroes’ Tree kickoff Saturday morning, as longtime Culver veterans Bob Cultice (LEFT), who drove Army jeeps for some of America’s top military brass in Korea (including future president Eisenhower) and Pearl Harbor survivor Jim DeWitt looked on. Speaking is Capt. Dianne Johnson, who recently retired to Culver after decades with the U.S. Navy.
The Heroes' Tree, on which people are encouraged to hang cards honoring family members in the military, living or deceased, will be on the upper floor of the library through Nov. 11. Members of Culver’s VFW Post -- including Tom and Jon Schmidt -- provided many of the historical artifacts and vehicles, one of which was also provided by Joe McCormick of Plymouth.