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WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA 2009

Wreath Making

The couple responsible for it all, Karen and Morrill Worcester speaking about their mission.

Gold Star dad and moms Barb and Jack Benard, Mary Byers, Peggy Morrison Ruth Stonesifer.

Gold Star Moms with Morrill Worcester.

The mission - Remember Honor and Teach.
The Maine state troopers who accompanied us the whole trek
with Barry Pottle, center, Wreath One driver. We also had
3 1/2 trailer trucks, a motor home and numerous other
vehicles that joined us on the way.

The Worcester Wreath factory in Harrington, Maine. Morrill built all the specialized equipment used to make the wreaths.

A batch of 5000 wreaths went brown due to some inordinately warm weather so these folks are making replacements.

Walmart was a significant supporter of this year's effort. Our convoy
consisted of 3 1/2 truckloads of wreaths; about 5000 wreaths per full
truckload. This is the 1/2 truckload which had to be smaller to negotiate
the roads to Battery Park in New York City where this load was destined.

The rear of "Wreath One", our lead truck. The Worcesters had our logo
made into a decal for the back of the truck. Ruth, riding in "Wreath Two",
got to look at this logo for 7 days.

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