Becoming part of the "Tree of Life" is a most loving way to memorialize someone special to you or to express gratitude to that person. Your gift of love helps veterans today and tomorrow, by remembering yesterday.

The Soldiers' Home in Holyoke "Tree of Life" is much more than a beautiful sculpture by the renowned artist Hans Kraenziein. The "Tree of Life" is housed in our facility's Chapel. Each part of the Tree actually holds a special gift of love noted in the names and inscriptions engraved in its branches and leaves. Everyone who views our "Tree of Life" is struck by its beauty and is filled with emotion after reading these names and inscriptions woven through its branches. The "Tree of Life" recognizes your significant gifts in a lasting and meaningful manner.

Memorial Gifts for the "Tree of Life" are as follows:

  • Gold Leaf, $300 each
  • Gold Stone, $1,000 each
  • Gold Dove, $1,200 each

To donate a "Tree of Life" Memorial Gift, please complete the donation form listed below. This form is available in both Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat PDF formats. Please complete the form, make your check payable to the Soldiers' Home in Holyoke, and mail the form and check with attention to the Treasurer's Office at Holyoke.


This information is provided by the Soldiers' Home in Holyoke.