Thursday, December 17, 2009

Christmas At Arlington Cemetery

(I received this in an email and checked to make sure it was true. It is true.)

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...

These wreaths, some 5,000, are donated by The Worcester Wreath Company of Harrington, Maine. The owner, Merrill Worcester, not only provides the wreaths but he covers the trucking expense as well. He's done this since 1992. Also, most years, along with countless volunteers, there are groups of school children from Maine that combine an educational trip to Washington DC with this event to help out.



    thank you SO much for sharing this amazing gift of volunteer-giving. A well deserved effort that serves those who have served and the families who remember.
    Love and appreciation

  2. That must be so gorgeous to see! What respect Mr. Worcester has for those who served. I imagine this man has led a very interesting life. I would love to know more about him.

  3. These pictures and poem has brought a tear to my eye....we need so many more Mr. Worcester in our world right now.....hugs to Jayden and Mia my friend:-)

  4. Such an admirable and generous thing for Mr. Worcester to do. His family and friends must be so proud of him.

  5. An absolutely wonderful and loving thing for Mr. Worcester to do.
    This is a beautiful photograph. Thank you for sharing the photo and the story, Eileen.
    Hugs from Jackie

  6. Oh so very touching and simply amazing that someone could be that thoughtful and generous!! thank you! Cathy

  7. This is very touching and I just think the wreaths look so wonderful.

  8. Although it is very sad that our young men have tied it is also very touching that someone would care enough to do this. It must look beautiful there as the sun starts to fade and the snow is falling on the wreaths. Thanks for sharing. This is something I didn't know.

  9. It also must be comforting for families who come to visit they're loved ones.

  10. Beautiful picture and story. A cause that I am more than happy to contribute to.

  11. I got this in an e-mail a couple of years ago and just like you, I checked it out to see if it was fact or fiction. It is so impressive...what an act of love and honor!

    blessings and hugs,


  12. What quiet beauty. Like many "good deeds" done without a lot of fanfare, apparently. Imagine the time and effort that goes into this!

  13. Amazing, isn't it? I loved this email, too. Thanks for sharing it here.


    Sheila :-)