May 27, 2018

Support Our Veterans, Support Our Troop!

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American Heritage Girls Troop MA3712 will be participating in Wreaths Across America supporting our fallen US veterans again in 2018. This year's theme is Be Their Witness.

WAA was started in 1992 by Morrill Worcester of Worcester Wreath Company in Harrington, Maine. When he had 5000 wreaths left over nearing the end of the holiday season he remembered a trip to Arlington National Cemetery as a young child and sent the wreaths to the oldest section of Arlington with the help of volunteers. He didn’t want those who had given so much for our freedoms to be forgotten. He continues to send wreaths every year. In 2007 the picture of the wreaths in the snow went viral and the non profit Wreaths Across America was born.

WAA motto is Remember, Honor and Teach. On December 15, 2018, American Heritage Girls Troop MA3712 will once again join in the Wreath Ceremony and laying of wreaths at the Somerset Cemeteries. WAA encourages every volunteer who places a wreath on a veteran's grave to say that veteran's name aloud and take a moment to thank them for their service to our country. It's a small act that goes a long way toward keeping the memory of our veterans alive.

In 2017, more than 1.5 million veteran wreaths were placed on headstones at 1,422 participating cemeteries in all 50 states in honor of the service and sacrifices made for our freedoms, with each name said out loud. National Wreaths Across America Day is a free event and open to all people.
We are not here to “decorate graves." We're here to remember not their deaths, but their lives.
—Karen Worcester, Executive Director of Wreaths Across America

Donations may be made directly online at Welcome.
Please enter our group ID: MA0067P and WAA will donate $5 to AHG Troop MA3712 for each wreath sponsored. Individual wreaths are $15, small businesses may sponsor 10 wreaths for $150, corporations 100 wreaths for $1,500. Checks may be mailed to WAA P.O. Box 249 Columbia Falls, ME 04623 and MUST HAVE MA0067P in the subject line for us to get credit for. Check out the Somerset WAA FB page and thank you for your support!

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