On February 19, 20114, the Cottontails Park in Manduria, Italy, was the setting for the dedication of the first 3 trees planted in the honor of 450th veterans, William Haines Sr, Paul Vegna, and Pete Garbarini Jr.
A school child has adopted the tree, to accept the responsibility of caring for it, and to learning more about the veteran it was planted for and dedicated to.
All the 450th Veterans and their families are grateful to the people of Manduria for carrying on the legacy of the 450th Bomb Group.
The children of Manduria are anxiously awaiting to hear from the surviving veterans of the 450th in order to hear firsthand what they did during the war. A tree will be planted in the Cottontails Park, in your honor and cared for by a child in Manduria.
The family of a veterans that have passed away, can have a tree planted in your loved ones memory.
Veterans or the family of a veteran of the 450th, can have a tree planted in Manduria, at the Cottontails Park, by filling out THIS FORM and mailing it to:
Anna Rita Morleo
Via C. Demitri, N. 42
74024 Manduria Taranto Italy
Or e-mail the form to Anna Morleo by CLICKING HERE