Filed under: Cool Site of the Day, Freedom, History, Military, News | Tags: Arlington National Cemetery, Military Honors, On Hallowed Ground
Wreaths Across America is a voluntary effort started in 1992 by Morrill Worcester of the Worcester Wreath Company in Harrington, Maine. Arlington is the largest focus of the commemorative ceremony, but nationwide some 100,000 wreathes are laid at over 300 cemeteries in all 50 states. Its goal is to put a wreath on as many service members’ graves as possible.
James Robbins tells the story of the 17th annual wreath-laying in a lovely article at National Review Online. If you can spare a few minutes during the Christmas rush, do read the whole thing.
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