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This is from Jim McAuliffe:


The Wreaths Across America Vans arrived in Foxboro, MA on Monday from Maine on its journey to Arlington Cemetery , VA.The wreaths will be distributed to hundreds of volunteers to be placed at the burial stones of our beloved veteran Heros. The Cent. Mass. Chapter-22, Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge will be represented at the Cemetery when the parent Organization pays their respects at Wreath Laying at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and at their own Monument, a gift of the Belgium and Luxembourg Governments.





This is what Arlington Cemetery looked like last year:-




Thank You Mr Morrill Worcester:-


Since 1992, members of the armed forces, civil air patrol, veterans

foreign wars and several civilians have gathered to take part in the

project, a brainchild of Maine resident Morrill Worcester.


Mr. Worcester owns and operates a holiday decoration company.

Thirteen years ago he had a holiday wreath surplus and thought

back to his youth. At age 12, he’d won a trip to Washington, D.C.,

and Arlington National Cemetery was one of the most memorable places

he visited. His first thought was to bring the extra 4,000 wreaths there.


“We couldn’t do anything in this country if it wasn’t for the people who

gave their lives to protect us,†Mr. Worcester said. “It’s a great honor to

be able to come here and pay our respects.â€


In 1993, rather than bring leftover wreaths, he planned for the event.

Since then, he’s driven to Arlington every year with volunteers and a truck

full of decorations.


Mr Worcester(a truly grateful American)donated 10,000 wreaths to

Arlington National Cemetery; 2,500 to Togus National Cemetary near

Augusta Maine and 2,000 more for 286 other Cemetaries around

the country.


About 70 wreaths were sent to soldiers in Iraq accompanied by cards made

by school children in Maine.


More information is available at


This man is in MHO a man who stands tall very quietly because he appreciates

what our service men and women have done for HIS country!!!


Sgtleo :clappin2::clappin2: