NEW EDINBURG — A World War I Memorial Tree will be dedicated at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at the New Edinburg Community Center on Highway 8 at New Edinburg.

Soil from the Meuse-Argonne National Cemetery in France will be placed around the tree. Following the dedication, concessions will be available and at 5:30 p.m., an outdoor concert will be performed by Gene Rainey and the Country 1-4-5 Band.

“Through a partnership of the Arkansas World War I Centennial Commemoration Committee and the Arkansas Forestry Commission, the town of New Edinburg has received and planted a World War I memorial tree commemorating the 71,862 Arkansans who served during the Great War, including the 2,183 who died while in service,” according to a news release.

Everyone is encouraged to bring their lawn chair to the outdoor activities at the dedication. Details: Roger McClellan, 501-643-0150 or