Sunday, December 23, 2007

Thank You Morrill Worcester

A picture of beautiful Christmas wreaths on graves at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. The wreaths have been donated since 1992 by Morrill Worcester of the Worcester wreath company.
In 1992 he was faced with a surplus of wreaths and hearkened back to a memorable trip he'd taken to Arlington National Cemetery when he was 12-years old. He took the wreaths to Arlington from his business in Maine and laid them on the graves of 4,000 who are laid to rest there.
The next year he decided to plan on taking 5,000 wreaths and has been doing it ever since. He said that there were only a few volunteers the first year and it took them five or six hours to place the wreaths. Now, however, he has so many helpers each year that the work is done in about an hour.
Worcester expanded the campaign and started Wreaths Across America. He is placing wreaths in each of the more than 230 State and National cemeteries and Veterans Monuments across the country.

For more information about the project go to:

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