Thursday, September 28, 2006

Acts of Kindness...

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...

These wreaths placed on the graves at Arlington National Cemetery at Christmastime -- 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.

That's all it takes.... just little acts of kindness to make this world a better place.


At 9:09 PM, Blogger Karmyn R said...

Arlington Cemetery was the most solemn place I have ever visited. I couldn't help leaving with a heavy heart. I would love to be there to see all the wreaths. What a touching story


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