Friday, December 21, 2007

Wednesday Hero Special Holiday Posting

This week's hero was suggested by Cindy & Kathi

Arlington Christmas Wreaths
Each year, around this time, since 1992, the Arlington National Cemetery has something happen to it. It gets covered in vibrant green Christmas wreaths. The wreaths are donated by a man named Merrill Worcester who is the owner of the Worcester Wreath Co. in Maine. From the Worcester Wreath Co.'s website:

Each year Worcester Wreath donates Maine wreaths to adorn the headstones of those who serve and those who sacrificed to preserve our freedoms. In 2007, over 10,000 wreaths are destined for the annual wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington. In addition, 2,500 wreaths will be sent to Togus National Cemetery in Augusta, Maine. Worcester Wreath also donates ceremonial wreaths that will be used as part of the Wreaths Across America events at over 230 State and National veterans cemeteries all across the Country.

Sometimes a hero is one who sacrifices everything in their life to help others. And sometimes a hero is one who sacrifices nothing more than their time.
We Should Not Only Mourn These Men And Women Who Died, We Should Also Thank God That Such People Lived

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roentare said...

Wow, what a wonderful image you had there.

dot said...

I've read about this before but have never see a picture. What a beautiful sight!

AVCr8teur said...

Roentarre/Dot, I agree that this is a beautiful and very memorable image. Some very dedicated people did all this.

Lynette said...

Thank you for this, so very much.

Merry Christmas to you and yours, as we celebrate the birth of the Christ child.

Lynette, Mama, Duncan, Purq, Cow-Dog, and Flat Stanley

Oswegan said...

That's a serious donation.

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