January 17, 2022

Wreaths Across America comes to Heard County

Remember the fallen,

Honor those who served, 

Teach our children the value of freedom

Please make you plans to be on the square when the Wreaths across America comes to Heard County at 12:00 noon on Saturday, December 18, 2021.

Members of the James Stewart Chapter, NSDAR, and our Veterans from American Legion Post #148 will hold a wreath laying ceremony at the memorial at the same time as over 2 million volunteers around the our great country. 

We are excited to join the program as one of over 3,000 locations nationwide. 

Following the ceremony, members of the DAR and the American Legion will join members of the Glenn Independent Methodist Church to honor the veterans in their cemetery.

Morrill Worcester of Harrington, Maine, was a 12-year-old paperboy when he won a trip to Washington, DC. 

His first trip to our nation’s capital was one he would never forget, and Arlington National Cemetery made an indelible impression on him. 

This experience followed him throughout his life and successful career as a wreath maker, reminding him that his good fortune was due, in large part, to the values of this nation and the veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

In 1992, Mr. Worcester found himself with a surplus of wreaths nearing the end of the holiday season. 

Remembering his boyhood experience at Arlington, Worcester realized he had an opportunity to honor our country’s veterans. 

With the aid of former Maine Senator Olympia Snowe, arrangements were made for the wreaths to be placed at Arlington in one of the older sections of the cemetery that had been receiving fewer visitors with each passing year.  

Over the following years, a number of individuals and organizations stepped up to help. 

The annual tribute went on quietly for several years, until 2005, when a photo of the stones at Arlington, adorned with wreaths and covered with snow, circulated around the web. 

In 2020, over 1.7 million veteran wreaths were placed in participating locations around the country.

Glenn Independent Methodist Church was added in November 2021 as a sponsored location for this wonderful tribute to our veterans.

Be looking for the Wreaths across America trucks on the road between now and December 18th

In 2020, over 500 truckloads of wreaths were delivered across our country by hundreds of volunteer professional truck drivers driving donated equipment and fuel from approximately 225 trucking companies.

During this special time of the year, we hope that you can take a few minutes from your busy days to join us and remember the veterans in our county and our country.

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in 1890 to promote historic preservation, education and patriotism. Its members are descended from patriots of the Revolutionary War. With nearly 190,000 members in approximately 3,000 chapters worldwide, DAR is one of the world’s largest and most active service organizations. To learn more about the work of today’s DAR.  

Consider becoming part of this non-political service organization so that your talents and contributions can make a difference in your community.  Please contact us at www.jamesstewartchapterdar.org or call (770) 856-3354 to speak with a chapter representative. One person can make a difference!

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