CHRISTMAS AT ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY –This was sent to me by my dad. Thanks Dad!
Arlington National Cemetery
Rest easy, sleep well my brothers.
Know the line has held, your job is done.
Rest easy, sleep well.
Others have taken up where you fell, the line has held.
Peace, peace, and farewell…
Readers may be interested to know that these wreaths — some 5,000 — are donated by the Worcester Wreath Co. of Harrington, Maine . The owner, Morill Worcester, not only provides the wreaths, but covers the trucking expense as well. He’s done this since 1992. A wonderful guy. Also, most years, groups of Maine school kids combine an educational trip to DC with this event to help out. Making this even more remarkable is the fact that Harrington is in one of the poorest parts of the state.
Here is a link on the Worcester Wreath Company about their involvement in the Wreaths Across America program: http://www.worcesterwreath.com/News/
I don’t know if any anyone out there orders a wreath for the holidays or not, but please consider ordering one from this company or ordering a wreath on behalf of a deceased veteran here: http://wreathsacrossamerica.org/. It looks like now there are places in all 50 states where wreaths are placed.
Thank you, Morrill Worcester, and the Wreaths Across America program for your service to our deceased veterans.