A Birthday for Forrest……

*** UPDATE: So far we have 22 new trees to add to the forest for Forrest!

If you participated last year, you can still plant or dedicate another tree this year. The deadline to partipicate is 08/20/18. 

 

 

Let’s Continue to Grow Forrest’s Forest!

Last year for Forrest’s 87th birthday many of the treasure hunters participated in creating a forest for Forrest by planting a tree in his honor or proclaiming that an existing tree now belonged to Forrest’s forest.

Let’s continue that for this year! It’s easy!

Currently the forest looks like this:

To continue the expansion of the forest simply do the following:

Plant a tree or find an existing tree that you’d like to dedicate to Forrest.

Email the following to prairie.flower.ff@gmail.com

  • Your screen name
  • A photo of the tree
  • The type of tree
  • City, State where the tree is located

I will compile all the information and have it ready for Forrest’s 88th birthday on August 22, 2018.

You can look at last year’s compilation by going here:

Hugs to all!

Prairie Flower

P.S. Remember, don’t post the information below, you need to email it to me!

The Foot Soldier’s Best Friend……

Memorial Day 2017

 

Aaron Pyle is a relative of Ernie’s and a searcher. He sent along these photographs today…they reminded me that not everyone who rushes to the front is in the military. None the less, they earn our respect and admiration.

 

AT A COMMAND POST, Ie Island, Ryukyus, April 18 (AP)–Ernie Pyle, the famed columnist who had reported the wars from Africa to Okinawa, met his death about a mile forward of the command post.

Mr. Pyle had just talked with a general commanding Army troops and Lieut. Col. James E. Landrum, executive officer of an infantry regiment, before “jeeping” to a forward command post with Lieut. Col. Joseph B. Coolidge of Helena, Ark., commanding officer of the regiment, to watch front-line action.
Colonel Coolidge was alongside Mr. Pyle when he was killed. “We were moving down the road in our jeep,” related Colonel Coolidge. “Ernie was going with me to my new command post. At 10 o’clock we were fired on by a Jap machine gun on a ridge above us. We all jumped out of the jeep and dived into a roadside ditch.

“A little later Pyle and I raised up to look around. Another burst hit the road over our heads and I fell back into the ditch. I looked at Ernie and saw he had been hit.
“He was killed almost instantly, the bullet entering his left temple just under his helmet.
“I crawled back to report the tragedy, leaving a man to watch the body. Ernie’s body will be brought back to Army grave registration officers. He will be buried here on Ie Jima unless we are notified otherwise.
“I was so impressed with Pyle’s coolness, calmness and his deep interest in enlisted men. They have lost their best friend.”

A Birthday for Forrest……


Forrest Fenn will be celebrating his 87th birthday on August 22…

Cynthia is asking EVERYONE to send him a birthday card…flood his Santa Fe mailbox.
You can send cards directly to Forrest at:

Forrest Fenn
PO Box 8174
Santa Fe, NM 87504

ALSO
Prairie Flower suggests we celebrate Forrest by planting trees!

She says: “A man named Forrest should have a forest named after him. It would take an act of Congress to do this, however. So I have come up with a different idea. Let us each plant a tree in honor of him – wherever you live! (If that is impossible for you to do, perhaps you can dedicate a tree in your yard in honor of him.)
Since a forest is considered to be a community of trees, our trees will be a community in a unique way – all dedicated to Forrest!”

Prairie Flower has posted the beautiful video of the Forest for Forrest tree dedications everyone sent her. It’s here:

Thanks so much!
Prairie Flower