October 25, 2010

Arlington Wreaths - 2010

Mark your Calendars!

On Saturday, December 11, 2010, for the 19th consecutive year, Morrill Worcester, owner of Worcester Wreath Company, Harrington, Maine, will again donate thousands of Maine balsam fir holiday wreaths to be placed on graves at Arlington National Cemetery. This year, in conjunction with wreaths sponsored through the Wreaths Across America program, there will be approximately 20,000 wreaths placed at Arlington in Sections 28, 38, 43 (in the older section of the Cemetery), and Section 60 where many of those lost in our current conflicts are buried.

There will be a short welcome and briefing of all volunteers at 8:30am on that Saturday at the intersection of Lincoln and Mitchell Drives within the Cemetery. There will be signs directing you to the location.

We will start placing wreaths at approximately 9:00am. There will be special wreath ceremonies at the Kennedy Family Memorial at 11:00am; at the Battleship USS Maine Monument at 11:30am and at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Noontime which we hope the volunteers will also attend.

Last year over 5,000 volunteers helping to honor and remember our American Veterans buried at Arlington. We expect this number to be even greater this year.

Due to the large number of volunteers expected, and the limited parking spaces available, we encourage everyone who can to please use the Metro Rail system (Blue Line) to get to Arlington Cemetery. Limited parking will be available in the Cemetery’s Employee and Administrative Parking lots (off King Drive) and along specific roads located to the East of Eisenhower Drive (King Drive, Leahy Drive, McClellan Drive and Halsey Drive). There will be signs posted to direct you to these locations.

To learn more about the Arlington Project and other wreath locations check out www.wreathsacrossamerica.org.

More later.

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