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WineTime
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Is this true?

I had never heard of this. I have only visited in the summer months. I wonder why the press hasn't enlightened the public about it?

Arlington National Cemetery

All tombs get a wreath at Christmas. 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.

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I found a couple of links that seem to confirm it, at least that he donates the wreaths. I don't where it says he "trucks" them for free.

http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/christmas-wreaths-2004.htm

http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/wreaths-2005.htm

http://www.defenselink.mil/photos/Dec2005/051215-F-3050V-029.html

I'm not sure what Harrington being in a poor part of the state has to do with anything. The guy that owns wreath company probably makes plenty of money. ETA: but it's certainly noteworthy that he does it.

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