Saturday, December 24, 2011

REST EASY, SLEEP WELL: Peace, peace, and farewell...

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...

Christmas at Arlington National Cemetery

Readers may be interested to know that the Arlington 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. 

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 of the poorest parts of the state.
-- By Nick Peckham

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