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December 10, 2007

Wreaths Across America and a Must See Video

Here's the incredible Worcester Wreath Company, who undertake such a noble pursuit, ... and the wonderful folks from Patriot Guard units also get involved by escorting the deliveries of these special tributes to honor and remember our brave heroes.

Excerpt from Worcester Wreath Company info

* For the first time in 2007, ceremonial wreaths will also be donated to 24 veterans cemeteries on foreign soil, and aboard U.S. ships sailing in all seven seas.

* All wreath-laying ceremonies will be held concurrently on Saturday, December 15th, at 12:00 noon EST.

Today, December 10th, 51 wreaths will be donated for a special wreath-laying ceremony at each State Capital and 36" ceremonial wreath for our Nation's Capital.

Needless to say Worcester Wreath Co. is by far the largest donor to the Wreaths Across America project and they are dedicated to this project for many years to come. It is a vision that we will one day honor every veterans' memory for the holidays, as a way to show our gratitude and appreciation for the sacrifices made to preserve our freedoms.

Wreaths Across America was formed as a non-profit organization (501-C3 status - EIN 20-8362270) in 2007, in direct response to the many letters and requests from supporters all around the Country, about how they too could get involved and bring the Arlington Wreath Project experience to their local communities.

Everyone is invited to come and participate in this year's wreath-laying ceremonies on Saturday, December 15th, at 12:00 noon EST. Click here for a complete list of participating locations.

Morrill Worcester sat down to talk with Robert Coles - a survivor of the attack at Pearl Harbor. In his own genuine style, Mr. Coles shares both his first-hand account of how he returned fire on the Japanese attack, as well as the importance of knowing our heritage.

This is an important and oft-forgotten part of the Wreaths Across America mission to Remember; Honor; and Teach.

Wild Thing's comment........

The video is so wonderful!!!!
I love talking to Veternas, listening to what they have to say, their experiences. I am so thrilled that Wreaths Across America has added this "Remember; Honor; and Teach" to the many things they do.

Thank you Robert Coles, your words have meant a lot and your service to our country will not be forgotten. Thank you!

Posted by Wild Thing at December 10, 2007 12:47 AM


"Greater no love than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." (John 15:13) Sleep in heavenly peace... sleep in heavenly peace.

Posted by: drstrangeloveb52isok at December 10, 2007 03:07 AM

I love that quote drstrangelove! So true.
Awesome photo of the graves stones with wreaths!

Posted by: patrickdaniel at December 10, 2007 08:41 AM

This awesome.

Posted by: Mark at December 10, 2007 07:03 PM

Thanks for sharing this. I emailed the story and link to friends and hopefully they will pass it on, and on....

Posted by: Les at December 10, 2007 11:34 PM

drstrangeloveb52isok, yes my friend.

Posted by: Wild Thing at December 10, 2007 11:35 PM

Patrick it really is beautiful.

Posted by: Wild Thing at December 10, 2007 11:36 PM

Mark, it sure is. This is one of my favorite posts I was honored to make about something close to my heart.

Posted by: Wild Thing at December 10, 2007 11:38 PM

Les, thank you so much. That is wonderful.

Posted by: Wild Thing at December 10, 2007 11:38 PM

You have awesome posts Chrissie!

Posted by: patrickdaniel at December 11, 2007 09:38 AM