Saturday, December 10, 2011


“Wreaths Across America” was celebrated at the Carroll County Veterans Memorial Park by the McIntosh Trail Chapter of the Military Officers Association on Saturday, December 10, 2011, at 12:00 Noon. The wreaths are placed in front of the flags of the six service branches plus one wreath in front of the POW/MIA Wall of Honor. Members of the Military Officers Association placed the wreaths and saluted the flags. Pictured from the left are
Norris Garrett, Jim Brigman, Barry Gardner,
and Ronnie Pate.

This program began in 1992 when Merrill Worcester, owner of Worcester Wreath Company of Harrington, Maine donated some 5,000 wreaths to decorate the graves at Arlington National Cemetery. Not only does he provide the wreaths, but covers the trucking expense as well. Also most years groups of Maine school kids combine an educational trip to DC with this event to help out. Making this even more remarkable is the fact that Harrington is in one of the poorest parts of the state.


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