11 December 2010

Wreaths Across America

Every year, a special ceremony takes place at Arlington. For the whole story go here.

December 11th this year again sees the national laying of wreaths to honor America's fallen:

Mark our Calendars - - - On Saturday, December 11, 2010, for the 19th consecutive year, Morrill Worcester, owner of Worcester Wreath Company, Harrington, Maine, will again donate thousands of Maine balsam fir holiday wreaths to be placed on graves at Arlington National Cemetery. This year, in conjunction with wreaths sponsored through the Wreaths Across America program, there will be approximately 20,000 wreaths placed at Arlington in Sections 28, 38, 43 (in the older section of the Cemetery), and Section 60 where many of those lost in our current conflicts are buried. There will be a short welcome and briefing of all volunteers at 8:30am on that Saturday at the intersection of Lincoln and Mitchell Drives within the Cemetery. There will be signs directing you to the location. We will start placing wreaths at approximately 9:00am. There will be special wreath ceremonies at the Kennedy Family Memorial at 11:00am; at the Battleship USS Maine Monument at 11:30am and at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Noontime which we hope the volunteers will also attend. Last year we had over 5,000 volunteers helping to honor and remember our American Veterans buried at Arlington. I expect this number to be even greater this year...


There are - of course - locations all across America. Go HERE to find one nearest to you.

[There is also a Wreaths Across Canada, which I just discovered. Based on the same principle as Wreaths Across America, you can find it here. ]

I also put up a post from Wreaths Across Canada over at my place here.

Lest we forget.

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