April 17, 2024

Lake County to Unveil Two Liberty Trees Next Week

0.8 min read| Published On: April 17th, 2024|

By Cindy Peterson

Lake County to Unveil Two Liberty Trees Next Week

0.8 min read| Published On: April 17th, 2024|

The Lake County Board of County Commissioners will remember the Colonial Patriots who fought for our freedom by dedicating two Liberty Trees in a public ceremony on April 26 at 9:30 a.m. at Umatilla High School (320 N Trowell Ave, Umatilla, FL 32784) and on April 29 at 10 a.m. at East Ridge High School (13322 Excalibur Rd, Clermont, FL 34711). The public is invited to attend.

The original Liberty Tree was so named in Boston in 1765 when a large elm tree was used as a gathering place for protestors of the Stamp Act. Other liberty trees soon arose, and patriots often gathered beneath the branches seeking wisdom and support. As these trees came to symbolize American liberty, the liberty tree in Lake County will serve as a reminder of our Founding Fathers and an inspiration to future generations who will gather in its shade.

“We eagerly anticipate the dedication of new liberty trees at Umatilla High School and East Ridge High School,” said Chairman Kirby Smith. “The presence of our liberty trees serves as a powerful reminder to both residents and visitors of Lake County, showcasing the remarkable courage and bravery that were crucial in shaping our great nation.”

Ample parking for both events is available at each high school.

Leave A Comment

About the Author: Cindy Peterson

Originally from the small town of Berryville, Arkansas, Cindy has become a multimedia specialist in journalism, photography, videography, and video editing. She has a B.S. in Communications from the University of Central Arkansas and produces Style Magazine's Sports Hub Podcast and the Healthy Living Podcast. She also produces for Beacon College’s Telly Award-winning PBS show, “A World of Difference.” When she isn’t working, Cindy loves traveling the National Parks with her husband , Ryan, and son, David, photographing wildlife.

Share This Story!

Never miss an issue,  Sign up for the Style Newletter!