Special Escort to Arlington ( Army, Navy, Airforce, Marines, motorcycles, riders, military, wreaths,
Each December for the past fifteen years a man has donated 5000 wreaths to the Arlington National Cemetery. This year he requested that the wreaths be escorted by the Patriot Guard Riders to the cemetery from his warehouse in Maine. This honor has already been accomplished by the guard for this year.
Mr. Morrill Worcester, owner of Worchester Wreaths, now has another mission where he will be donating wreaths to National cemetery's in all 50 states. For one man to accomplish such an overwhelming task is something that should not go un-noticed. He's not doing this for personal attention but rather to honor all that have stood in harms way for each and every one of us. To my knowledge the only news about what Mr. Worcester has done is found on our Patriot Guard Riders site. http://www.patriotguard.org.
The Maine state Commander for the VFW has started an online petition for Mr. Morrill Worcester to receive the Presidential Citizen award for his annual laying of the wreaths. As of December 14th only 400 of the 10,000 signatures needed have been put on the petition. I personally feel that this is not because of a lack of support but rather the lack of word getting around therefore; I feel it is my duty to put this out on my blog with the hopes that others will see it and get the word around. Also I would like to ask that you call on your local newspaper and/or your local News Channels and make them aware of this man and his mission so they to can get word out. You can go to the Patriot Guard site and print a copy of the article 'Special Escort to Arlington' to mail or hand deliver to the paper or radio stations and Television stations. Mark the article at the top with 'Press Release'
To view and sign the petition go here: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/424826701
Remember those who remember them.