Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Christmas at Arlington National Cemetery

I read this on the internet a few days ago and I wonder why the press hasn't enlightened the public about it?? So I'll share it with you...

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.

Below is a photo of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers. David and I got to watch the changing of the guards when we last visited Washington DC, September 2004. Arlington National Cemetery is a place every American should visit to remember the thousands of men and women who fought and paid the price for our freedom.

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