In a time of holiday hustle and bustle, we wanted to share a beautiful story of honor and remembrance.
Morrill Worcester, owner of Worcester Wreath Company of Harrington, Maine, found himself with a surplus of fresh Christmas wreaths one year and drew on the childhood memory of a visit to Arlington National Cemetery to begin what is now the non-profit organization, Wreaths Across America.
Recognizing that his good fortune and success was due, in large part, to the sacrifices of our nations fallen, he wanted to honor those that call Arlington National Cemetery their final resting place. In 1992, he sent the surplus of wreaths to Arlington to be laid on the graves of those in an older section of Arlington that was receiving less and less visitors each year. This tradition continued quietly until 2005, when the above photo was circulated on the Internet.