Friday, December 19, 2008

Christmas at Arlington


(I wonder why the press hasn't enlightened the public about it??)

Arlington National Cemetery

Rest easy, sleep well my brothers.

Know the line has held, your job is done.

Rest easy, sleep well.

Others have taken up where you fell, the line has held.

Peace, peace, and farewell...

Readers may be interested to know that these wreaths -- some 5,000 -- are donated by the Worcester Wreath Co. of Harrington, Maine . The owner, Merrill Worcester, not only provides the wreaths, but covers the trucking expense as well. He's done this since 1992. A wonderful guy. 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 the poorest parts of the state.

Please share this with everyone on your address list. You hear too much about the bad things people do. Everyone should hear about the good things.

(thanks to my good friend, Dan Buckley, for sharing this)


Jackie L. said...

I've always loved this tradition. (I'll have to peek at the pics elsewhere...they're not showing up for some reason.) My grandparents are in Arlington and it's nice to know that their gravesites are not neglected, even without family nearby. said...

I do know about this tradition. Everytime we visit DC, Arlington is our last stop. We love it there. Thanks for sharing.