‘Wreaths Across America Day’ proposed to honor Arlington cemetery group

Posted Nov. 25, 2011, at 11:07 a.m.

PORTLAND, Maine — Maine’s two U.S. senators have introduced a resolution designating Dec. 10 as “Wreaths Across America Day.”

That’s the day a convoy of trucks is due to arrive at Arlington National Cemetery and lay Maine-made balsam wreaths on grave sites.

This is the 20th year of the event, which was started by Morrill and Karen Worcester, owners of the Worcester Wreath Co. in Harrington. The Worcesters this season have set their sights on placing wreaths on virtually all 220,000 headstones in the cemetery to pay tribute to the nation’s veterans.

Sens. Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins say they’re introducing the resolution to extend their appreciation for the Worcesters’ efforts and join them in paying homage to the nation’s military veterans.

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