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Wreaths leave Maine for Arlington National Cemetery

7:27 PM, Dec 10, 2012   |    comments
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KITTERY, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - The Wreaths Across America caravan left the State of Maine Monday headed for Arlington National Cemetery.

Its last stop in Maine was at the Kittery Trading Post where military veterans and others lined the entrance waving American flags.

For more than two decades the Worcester Wreath Company, based in the town of Harrington, has been providing Christmas wreaths for the graves of fallen soldiers.

It started back in 1992 when company owner Morrill Worcester donated 5,000 wreaths because he had too many.

"Once we did it once we just vowed that we would never not do it", said owner Morrill Worcester.

This year the company is providing more than 400,000 wreaths for military graves in Arlington and beyond.

"It's so wonderful to see the pouring out of people and the respect and showing honor to those who served. I'm glad we're doing more and more of this", said Air Force veteran Rick Rain. 

The wreaths will be laid at Arlington National Cemetery beginning at 10am on Saturday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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