Our Heroes' Tree is a national initiative that gives friends and families of U.S. service members a way to show their appreciation any time of the year.

Seasonal holidays are a popular time to honor the heroes in our hearts, but with Our Heroes' Tree, every day can be a day to celebrate.

The program started in 2005 at West Point and has grown every year since.

 

 

Our Heroes' Tree e-book 


by co-founders 
Marlene Lee and Stephanie Pickup


Introducing illustrator Chandler Dudley

Our Heroes' Tree, the e-book, is a family-friendly picture book that shares the meaning of Our Heroes' Tree through the eyes of the very first tree. Read the book to kick-off your event or in the comfort of your own home. 

Available via major online retailers: Amazon.com; Apple's iBooks Store; BarnesandNoble.com; and MilitaryFamilyBooks.com, an online store specializing in quality resources for and about military families.

 

  FREE Download! Marlene Lee, in collaboration with families who have lost loved ones, offer words and insight for those looking to comfort and support someone who is grieving.

 

FREE Download! Marlene Lee, in collaboration with families who have lost loved ones, offer words and insight for those looking to comfort and support someone who is grieving.

Celebrating 11 Years Thanks to you!

You have created thousands of decorations and ornaments ("love notes"!) in honor of those who are serving or have served in the U.S. Armed Forces.

Our Heroes' Tree is a national initiative co-founded in 2005 by Stephanie Pickup, author of The Soldier's Tree, and Marlene Lee, author of The Hero in My Pocket.

Our Heroes' Tree is inclusive of all branches of service, Active Duty, Guard, and Reserve, and all generations.

Download the Planning Guide and get started today.

For families, groups, and organizations, Our Heroes' Tree benefits citizens of all ages:

  • Discover the branches of military service on your families' trees, and among friends, co-workers, and communities
  • Promote appreciation for the service and sacrifice of U.S. service members and their families
  • Honor your heroes of the heart