Theodore's World: Wreaths Across America

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December 17, 2006

Wreaths Across America

Wreaths Across America honor's America's vets in over 230 state and national cemeteries, and veteran monuments.

Their mission:
Remember - Honor - and Teach

Remember the fallen

Honor those who serve

Teach our children the value of freedom.

2006 will mark the 15th anniversary of holiday wreaths being sent from the State of Maine to Arlington National Cemetery.

Each year the folks at Worcester Wreath Company make and decorate wreaths that will adorn over 5000 headstones of our Nation’s fallen heroes - in what has become an annual event coordinated with the Cemetery Administration and the Maine State Society.

Morrill and Karen Worcester, of Worcester Wreaths have donated wreaths for the last 15 years. They go to schools all over the country to let them know who gives us freedom, and to teach them to honor the troops..

Spurred by the tremendous outpouring of letters and interest, and to celebrate the 15 years of giving, Worcester Wreath Company solicited Civil Air Patrol and its members to help expand the reaches of the Arlington Wreath Project with Wreaths Across America – the placing of memorial wreaths during a special ceremony at each of the over 230 State and National Cemeteries, and Veterans Monuments across the country.

Morrill Worcester - President of Worcester Wreath Company explains his desire to develop the Wreaths Across America project:

"Our goal is to expand the recognition of those who serve our country, both past, present, and future, as well as their families who deserve our support. Without the sacrifices of our veterans, there would be no opportunity to enjoy the freedoms, the life we live today."

Wild Thing's comment.....

I think this is wonderful that they do this. America has so many very special citizens that truly love America and know who to thank, and to never forget why we live in the land of the free. Good people that want to thank our troops, their families, our Veterans that have lead the way.

Posted by Wild Thing at December 17, 2006 12:55 AM


Thank you Morrill and Karen Worcester and all the volunteers. What a beautiful and thoughtful way to visually combine the peace of the Christmas Season with gratitude to those preservers of the peace who have passed on.

Posted by: TomR at December 17, 2006 03:16 AM

Thank you Chrissie, the Worcester family is a rare anomaly in this polarized country, I sure wish we had more like them. I'll echo Tom's thanks to them.

Posted by: Jack at December 17, 2006 10:42 AM