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  • (NJ) Medal of Honor recipient honored with wreath

    12/23/2016 6:32:23 PM PST · by Coleus · 3 replies
    bergen record ^ | December 23, 2016 | Kelly Nicholaides
    PARAMUS ― Nicholas Oresko was soldier of slender build and small stature ― he stood about 5 feet 7 inches ― but his heroics were the stuff of legend. A recipient of the Medal of Honor, he survived enemy fire and killed a dozen German soldiers during the Battle of the Bulge in World War II. “Nick changed the course of the war,” said Joe Cutolo, commander of American Legion Post 21 in Cresskill. “When I got to know him, he said he got up on that morning, looked up and said, ‘God, I’m cold and tired. If I die,...
  • Westfield (MA) gives huge welcome to Wreaths Across America

    12/11/2012 2:34:28 PM PST · by matt04 · 1 replies
    America will always be strong because of communities like Westfield, Karen Worcester, executive director of Wreaths Across America, said while attending a special veterans memorial at Stanley Park on Tuesday. More than 200 city veterans, schoolchildren and residents attended the ceremony and welcomed Worcester and her entourage that included Maines First Lady Ann LePage, American Gold Star Mothers president Mary Beyers, retired Army Major Gen. Peter M. Aylward and eight tractor-trailers full of holiday wreaths en route to Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. My heart is full seeing all the children and others who turned out today, said Worcester,...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (with photos): 12-08-07<p>

    12/08/2007 5:33:38 PM PST · by STARWISE · 122 replies · 429+ views
    A Day in the Life of President Bush (with photos): 12-08-07 Enjoy your visit to Sanity Island PHOTO OF THE DAY First lady Laura Bush and President Bush wave as they arrive at the Ellipse for the lighting of the National Christmas Tree in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2007 ~ ~ ~ QUOTE(s) OF THE DAY "Good Morning. Today I want to talk to you about some important policies affecting taxpayers and homeowners this holiday season. On Thursday, the United States Senate passed a bill to fix the alternative minimum tax, or AMT. The AMT was designed to ensure...
  • Airmen, civilians lay wreaths at Arlington

    12/07/2007 1:38:57 PM PST · by fgoodwin · 166+ views
    Air Force Print News ^ | 12/19/2005 | Senior Airman J.G. Buzanowski
    Airmen, civilians lay wreaths at Arlington http://www.af.mil/news/story.asp?storyID=123013643 by Senior Airman J.G. Buzanowski Air Force Print News 12/19/2005 - WASHINGTON (AFPN) -- Despite the cold, wind and snow, about 75 people gathered at Arlington National Cemetery on Dec. 15 to lay more than 5,000 wreaths on gravesites, including four at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Since 1992, members of the armed forces, civil air patrol, veterans of foreign wars and several civilians have gathered to take part in the project, a brainchild of Maine resident Morrill Worcester. Mr. Worcester owns and operates a holiday decoration company. Thirteen years ago he...
  • Wreaths Across America

    11/23/2007 9:39:22 AM PST · by concretebob · 38 replies · 2,422+ views
    Wreaths Across America ^ | 23 November 2007 | concretebob
    On 15 December 2007, Wreaths Across America will be conducting its annual wreath laying at Arlington National Cemetary. This is a request for all DCFReepers and members of the DC Chapter of Protest Warrior to join me in lending a hand.
  • Cemeteries to lay wreaths

    12/13/2006 2:17:14 PM PST · by NerdDad · 21 replies · 366+ views
    The Sun Herald ^ | Dec 10, 200 | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    JACKSON - National cemeteries in Biloxi, Natchez and Corinth will participate Dec. 14 in a wreath-laying ceremony to honor veterans nationwide. The event is spearheaded by a Maine company and promoted by various veterans organizations, including Mississippi members of the Patriot Guard Riders. "Wreaths Across America" was started by Morrill Worcester, owner of Maine's largest wreath company. Annually, Worcester Wreath Co. of Harrington, Maine, sends 5,000 wreaths to be placed on gravestones at Arlington National Cemetery. This year, Worcester is donating 8,000 wreaths for ceremonies at nearly 230 veterans cemeteries and monuments in every state and Puerto Rico. The ceremonies...