Holston Army Ammunition celebrates 75 years with tree planting


A special ceremony was held today to honor 75-years of operation at the Holston Army Ammunition Plant.

Three trees were planted and dedicated today at the plant. One tree represented people who spent at least 50-years at the plant. Another was planted to honor veterans.

The third was to recognize those who lost their lives while they were working at the plant.

A total of 75 trees are expected to be planted in all.

"We wanted something that would be a lasting memorial to everyone, that wouldn't just be here one day and gone the next, so we decided to go with trees," Joseph Kennedy with Holston Army Ammunition said.

The plant was built in 1942 but stopped production for a short time. It was reactivated in 1950 in response to the Korean conflict.

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