Thanks to Tina Johansson at the News Sun for helping Freedom Farm get the word out.
John Ress is hoping to make the lives of veterans a little brighter with flowers.
Not just any flowers, but roses which will be grown and processed into bouquets on his newly opened Freedom Farm for Vets, 13155 W. Hart St.
“At the Freedom Farm we offer a stress-free environment, and we provide a place for vets to participate in farm activities whether they choose to or not,” said Ress who plans to begin planting roses in May.
A rose might simply be a rose to most folks, but for Ress it equals therapy for vets, many who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder. The plan is for families and individuals to donate a rose plant (preferably long-stemmed) in memory of a loved one who was a veteran.