The Peace Tree Project of South Texas will present a South Texas Community Embrace –Un Abrazo and gifts of live tree plantings on Saturday, Oct. 6.

Since 2004, citizens, volunteers, and Peace Tree Project Of South Texas Community Committee members have provided a Community Embrace, or “Un Abrazo” to surviving families of recent United States soldiers of "The Highest Calling Of Service" - United States soldiers who have lost their lives in combat while serving in conflicts.

The organization invites the public to come along that they can express their personal and warmest sentiments to the families of area soldiers. For those who would like to come along, the organization meets at the Lipan Street parking lot directly across from the Nueces County Courthouse at 8:45a.m., and leave in a vehicle caravan at 9:00 a.m. to designated locations where a live tree will be planted recognizing a soldier, as requested by families of soldiers of The Highest Calling of Service (fallen).

Car pool is available.

The public can call ahead to let the organization know they wish to participate, or if they have any questions, they can contact Coordinator Norma Jean Sierra at 361- 445-8845. This presentation is open to the public.

For this event, the project members will be headed to Sinton, to the family of United States Marine Mark Goyet and then to Mathis for the family of U.S. Marine Jose Luis Maldonado.

For day of the event assistance, the public can also call Nueces County Commissioner Joe Gonzalez at 361-960-6312.