Saturday, December 08, 2012

The Arlington National Cemetery Christmas Wreath Project

Deb writes about the annual Arlington National Cemetery Christmas Wreath project:

Hi Ken -
If my blog was still my blog (it's been hijacked by some scum sucking leach using the name anjargarry007 - feel free to hunt the sucker down) I would come out from under my rock and continue the annual posting of the Arlington National Cemetery wreath project and the
Worcester Wreath Company out of Harrington, Maine.
If you feel it appropriate and so desire to post, the best succinct article I can find is actually
 HERE on Snopes.com. 
Last year, 90,000 wreaths, every one of them from Maine, were placed on the graves of fallen soldiers in Arlington National Cemetery. It took 15,000 volunteers to do so. Escorted by the Patriot Guard Riders, a convoy of trucks, all driven by volunteers, will be leaving Maine tomorrow and arriving at Arlington Dec. 15th. People line the roads in the villages and towns along the way cheering the convey on. Several stops are made along the way at schools and common places to promote their mission, "Remember, honor, teach". It's a definite goosebumps event.
Wreaths are not just delivered to Arlington. Wreaths Across America provides close to 100,000 wreaths, the most going to Arlington, to over 600 locations. 
We may not have any teeth, but we sure can be wicked nice. 
Ken, if you do not want to post this on your blog, I understand and you don't even need to explain 'cause you scare the shit out of me more than my dog.
Deb





Of course I'll post this, Deb, and if you remind me I'll post about it every year.

This project is one of the most wonderful stories about the Christmas spirit I've ever heard of, as well as a way to let the Armed Forces of our Nation know how much we appreciate the sacrifices they've made for us.
Please go to the Snopes link HERE for the story - they do a much better write-up on it than I could ever do, and if you have a few extra bucks, would you consider a donation to Wreaths Across America or possibly donate some of your time to help out?

2 comments:

Deb said...

Thank you, Ken. Our vets deserve so much more than what they receive. The least we can do is show our appreciation, this being one of the most heartfelt ways. Hopefully one day a wreath from Maine will be placed on every fallen soldier's grave.

Anonymous said...

Leavenworth National Cemetery,

Leavenworth, KS

Wreath laying

December 15, 2012

We start at 11:00 am, a little early to get organized.

greenman227