Arbor Day began in 1872 when J. Sterling Morton proposed to the State Board of Agriculture that there be a holiday focused on re-planting our nation’s trees. Now, over a hundred years later, Arbor Day is observed around the world. Here in Nassau Bay we may not plant a million trees, as they did that first year in Nebraska, but our Garden Club has a rich tradition of adding trees each year in observance of Mr. Morton’s holiday.
This year, on Nov. 15th, our school choir kicked off the celebration with the song “Let It Grow” from Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax. We couldn’t be prouder of our children’s very first public appearance, or the message they shared with our town:
Let it grow
Let the love inside you show
Plant a seed inside the earth
Just one way to know its worth
Let’s celebrate the world’s rebirth
We say let it grow!