WATCH: The Maine Paperboy Who Started “Wreaths Across America”
Shortly after 9 this morning, I stopped at a Dunkin on Route 1 in Scarborough. After I got my egg sandwich and hash browns, I went back out to the car and noticed a parade of police cruisers with blues blaring, headed south.
Along with police from all over Southern Maine, I soon saw semis from Oakhurst, Hannaford, and Walmart, etc. Then I spotted a truck wrapped in the Wreaths Across America logo. This convoy is loaded up with thousands of wreaths to be placed on soldiers' graves in Arlington National Cemetary. I think I can speak for most everyone held up in traffic by this when I say, how moving it was to see and we were blessed to happen to be there to witness it.
Watch the wonderful story of a tradition that Morrill Worcester started in 1992. It has origins back to when he was a 12 year old paperboy on a trip to DC. The image of wreaths on all those graves will bring tears.