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“Nothing could be more significant than KKL-JNF’s ability to touch the lives of all residents of Israel,” said Governor Hickenlooper at the planting ceremony on Friday April 12th 2013, which was attended by KKL-JNF World Chairman Efi Stenzler.
“They say that the best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago, and the second best time to do it is today,” said John Hickenlooper, Governor of the US State of Colorado, at the planting ceremony held at the Kennedy Memorial in the Jerusalem Hills.
The State of Colorado includes some twenty-four million acres of forested land, as opposed to only 250,000 in Israel. In his speech to those present, KKL-JNF World Chairman Efi Stenzler pointed out that planting a tree is an expression of love for the country and a connection with its land and environment. Regarding the location in which this particular tree was planted, adjacent to the memorial to the USA’s former president John Fitzgerald Kennedy, who was assassinated, the World Chairman added: “Tree-planting symbolizes the continuation of life, and it is the best response to those who seek to cut a life short.”
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