Wreaths Across America

Discussion in 'International Current News & Events' started by *Andi, Dec 14, 2010.

  1. *Andi

    *Andi Supporting Member

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    From thier webpage - PLEASE ... take the time to remember the one who have fallen. - I can't post a link but if you will search "Wreaths Across America" it will come up.

    From Arlington to Across America
    Wreaths Across America™, a non profit 501-c3 organization, was formed as an extension of the Arlington Wreath Project. The Arlington Wreath program was started by Morrill Worcester (Worcester Wreath) in 1992 with the donation and laying of 5000 Christmas wreaths to Arlington National Cemetery. This became an annual journey for Mr. Worcester. Read more about this in the History of Arlington.

    It was relatively obscure until 2005 when a photo of the stones adorned with wreaths and covered in snow circulated around the internet. The project received National attention. Thousands of requests poured in from all over the country from people wanting to emulate the Arlington project at their National and State cemeteries spurred the creation of “Wreaths Across America™”. Unable to donate thousands of wreaths to each state, Mr. Worcester conceived the idea of sending 7 wreaths (one for each branch of the military as well as POW/MIA). In 2006 with the help of the CAP and other civic organizations, over 150 locations held wreath laying ceremonies simultaneously.

    The Patriot Guard Riders volunteered as escort for the wreaths going to Arlington. This began the annual “Veterans Honor Parade” that travels the east coast in early December
     
  2. mdprepper

    mdprepper I sold my soul to The_Blob. He had candy...

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  3. *Andi

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    Thank You, mdprepper.