Wreaths Across America
Placing Christmas Wreaths on the Graves at Arlington Cemetery Has Experienced National Awareness
The Christmas season brings with it snow, bows, children singing, and bright red cardinals on the branch of fragrant balsam fir trees. In Maine there's a company that's well known for its very special evergreen trees that are groomed each year to create lush, deep green wreaths, table centerpieces with large bright red bows, garland, Christmas balls, and military tribute items. This family owned company manages 4000 acres of fragrant balsam evergreens. They take great pride in their business and take extra special care of their precious forest of evergreen trees. The name of this famous company is Worcester Wreath.
It all began long ago when Morrill Worcester, the owner of the company, was 12 years old. He worked as a newspaper boy, and won a trip to Washington, D.C. Upon visiting the Arlington Cemetery, and seeing all the graves of veterans of every service who fought and died for freedom, he never forgot that the freedom he was enjoying every day of his life was due to them. He grew up and started his own company in 1971, and in the year 1992 happened to have christmas wreaths left over from his holiday sales. He decided to take those wreaths and put them on the graves of veterans at Arlington Cemetery who weren't being visited as often as the other graves in the cemetery.
Naturally, when good people saw what Mr. Worcester was doing, they jumped at the chance to help him. Volunteers made the red ribbon bows, and tied them on the wreaths, while a truck driver loaded the wreaths on board his tractor trailer, and drove them to Arlington. One day, a photo of the hundreds of deep green wreaths with the bright red bows was seen on the Internet, and across the United States. This photo, taken in winter with snow on the bright green and red bowed wreaths, showed the solemnity and enormity of pride, thankfulness, and love that was being given to honor veterans of every background.
Log on to WorcesterWreath.com for more on this fabulous story of a man giving back to veterans who first gave to him. Read more on the story of how the Founders of Wreaths Across America are also placing wreaths on the graves of men and women in all the states of the union. People all across the country want to give the bright colors of Christmas, and a special gift to those who died for them. Spouses who were left alone with children can now experience a special bond with others who have gone through losing someone they loved dearly.
The Founders of Wreaths Across America appreciate the donations of those who want to be involved with placing these special Christmas wreaths on graves of veterans all over the nation. What started as one man's dream of giving back has erupted into a nation of people also wanting to do their part.