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Wreaths Across America for our veterans

By: Corporal Josh Gischel - Flatirons Young Marines | The Surveyor | November 12, 2020 | Local News

Remember our Fallen US Veterans, Honor those who serve, and teach your children the value of freedom. This is the mission of “Wreaths Across America”. Founded in 1992 by Morrill Worcester, owner of The Worcester Wreath Company in Main, Morrill wanted to give back to the veterans that had sacrificed so much for our Country. He organized a donation of fresh pine wreaths  to  be delivered to Arlington National Cemetery to be placed at the older graves of veterans that weren’t getting visited much. Volunteers added red ribbons to the wreaths and placed them at the graves  over the holiday season.

Word of his wonderful contribution quickly spread and before long, people wanted to get involved, to sponsor a wreath, to make a donation, or to start the tradition at their own local cemeteries. Wreaths Across America is now a national tradition that takes place every year on December 19th at Arlington National Cemetery and over 2100 additional locations in all 50 US States, at sea  and  abroad.  Berthoud Greenlawn Cemetery is one of them.

Laurel Downer, American Legion Auxiliary Unit 67 President and Location Coordinator for Wreaths Across America, invited the Flatiron Young Marines to help. The ceremony will take place virtually this year on December 19th.  “I am so excited to have a group of some fine young men and women willing and eager to help”, Laurel said. The Flatirons Young Marines Color Guard will present the flags and will be available to help in any way that they can. The Flatirons Young Marines are honored to be part of Wreaths Across America, and to be able to serve our veterans and our community in this way.

A quick visit to the Wreaths Across American website, gives you all the information you need to be able to donate or sponsor a wreath for this wonderful program. As it states on their website, “We remember all veterans from the revolutionary war to the present day. They are devoted sons, daughters, fathers, mothers, sisters and brothers. They have all different backgrounds, and place their lives on the line for our freedoms.”

If you would like to donate or sponsor a wreath for this wonderful project, please visit

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