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Saturday, December 16, 2017

Wreaths Across America

The Third Saturday of December each year has become known as National Wreaths Across America Day. This year that Saturday was today, December 16th. This special day is part of a movement to cover all Veterans graves with a Christmas wreath. Arlington National Cemetery and other veteran cemeteries around the country wreaths were laid. It was a way to remember our fallen heroes, honor those who serve and teach our children about the great sacrifices that are and were being made by our soldiers and veterans. The love of their families and the love to preserve our freedoms. 

The Wreaths Across America movement was started in 1992. It was that year that Worceester Wreath Company of Harrington Maine had a surplus of wreaths. Morrill Worcester had visited Arlington National Cemetery as a boy and had been a reminder of the sacrifice that had been made for otheers to succeed and live life. Volunteers stepped up to place the wreaths on graves of veterans. 

In 2007 the Wreaths Across America was founded. The group is in all 50 states and help lay wreaths at veterans cemeteries to honor our fallen heroes. 

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