The Shouf Reserve in Lebanon announced a special initiative in which it will commemorate the Beirut explosion victims, hoping that this step will bring some solace to the families.
They announced the news online in an Instagram post:
“To honor and remember all those who lost their lives during the devastating August 4 explosion in Beirut, the Shouf Biosphere Reserve is planting a Cedar Forest where each tree will be dedicated to one of the innocent victims, hoping that this initiative will carry some comfort to the families, and courage to all the Lebanese.”
The picture attached to this heartwarming caption has the quote:
“So their names remain immortal… The victims of 4 August 2020.”
Al-Shouf Cedar Reserve is the largest of Lebanon’s nature reserves. It stretches from Dahr Al-Baidar in the north to the Niha Mountain in the south.
According to the official website, “these Cedar forests account for a quarter of the remaining cedar forest in Lebanon, and some trees are estimated to be 2,000 years old.”
And now the reserve will hold the memory of the innocent souls that we lost due to the tragedy of the Port of Beirut’s explosion on the 4th of August.