Stationed on a hill that overlooks the city, stands this tree. This tree, like others that lined this grove for decades, has a front row seat as history is made in the city across the river. It’s sturdy branches, accented by beautiful fall colors, provide a sense of peace for those passing by after visiting the graves of loved ones in the cemetery across the road. Its broad green leaves are shade for families in summer. In the spring, its buds announce the end of winter and new beginnings ahead. When the winter winds blow and snow swirls around, the tree stands watch over the nations capital from its station on the hill.