20 November 2006

So what are you doing on December 14th?

Christmas at Arlington National Cemetery

Remember this? How would you like to help out this year?

Worcester Wreath invites you to attend the annual wreath-laying at Arlington National Cemetery or in your local area.

Since 1992 volunteers have placed wreaths donated by the Worcester Wreath Company at the headstones of over 5,000 of America's honored dead.

Morrill Worcester initially brought 4,000 surplus wreaths from the holiday decoration company he owns to Arlington. Every year since then he has driven to Arlington in December with a trailer full of wreaths and dozens of volunteers to place them throughout the cemetery.

This year, Mr. Worcester hopes to expand the Arlington Wreath Project into Wreaths Across America, and place memorial wreaths at more than 230 State and National Cemeteries and Veterans Monuments across the country.

As Mr. Worcester told an Air Force reporter in 2005: "We couldn't do anything in this country if it wasn't for the people who gave their lives to protect us. It's a great honor to be able to come here and pay our respects."

Please visit the Wreaths Across America website for more information about volunteering to place wreaths at one of the locations, to help organize pending locations, to make a donation, or to help in any way.

Wreaths Across America Mission:
Remember - Honor - and Teach

Remember the fallen;
Honor those who serve;
Teach our children the value of freedom.

Thanks to Mudville Gazette for the Open Post.

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