The Hartford Soccer Club has planted several trees at Independence Park to honor the memory of players whose lives have ended too young.
Rev. David La Plante from St. Kilian Parish and Mark Chappel, President of Hartford Soccer Club, led the ceremony.
A group of about 25 people gathered dressed in royal blue Logan’s Laps for Love t-shirts. “In this celebration today of new life, we bless this tree which honors Logan,” said Rev. La Plante. “The roots of faith are always planted in hope, the hope of all creation and newness of life. Let this holy ground be a place of blessing an peace as we place our trust in You.”
Following the blessing members of the Johnson family took turns pouring water on the tree.
The tree dedication is as an outward remembrance for those missed and to remind everyone to enjoy life and “get out there and play.”