Mark William Graham

It is with deepest respect and honor that we present the first seedling named for one of Acadiana's Fallen Heroes:  






Mark William Graham

Mark William Graham, a Lafayette, LA. native, died on March 7, 2007 after being hit by a roadside bomb in near Baghdad a few days earlier.  He was 22 years old and was married to Stephanie for a little more than a year.  He is the son of  Kim & Neil Graham of St. Martinville, LA.  Mark was a young man whose warmth and spirit touched everyone who came into contact with him. A beloved husband, son, brother, and uncle, Mark played a central role in the life of his family. He drew inspiration from a wide variety of activities from music to athletics, and worked with commitment and diligence to meet his goals.



Mark's mom, Kim, receiving the seedling picture named


"Mark William Graham"


from Acadiana Chapter President Sandra Theall



<----- Mark's image imposed over list of other fallen soldiers



The Graham Sons (Mark 2nd from left) ------>    

The seedling Mark William Graham is a cross of High Voltage X Elderberry

Mark William Graham




   <--------High Voltage