Wreaths at Arlington Cemetary

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  1. Thorlifter

    Thorlifter Well-Known Member

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    Readers may be interested to know that these wreaths -- some 5,000 -- are donated by the Worcester Wreath Co. of Harrington, Maine. The owner, Merrill 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 the poorest parts of the state.
     

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    Nice story Thor. Good to see the school children are involved as well.

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    I'm with TO. Great to see such respect and appreciation. Perhaps if there were more people like Merrill Worcester in this World, there wouldn't be a need for as many wreaths.
     
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    I wish i could afford to do the same but make do with putting poppys on a few war graves in my area
     
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