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Maine Wreath Convoy Heads for Arlington National Cemetery
12/14/2012   Reported By: Tom Porter

More than 400,000 wreaths made in Maine are on their way to Arlington National Cemetery and hundreds of other locations across the country. It's all part of the annual Wreaths Across America event, which honors fallen men and women from the U.S. military during the holiday season. A Maine couple, Morrill and Karen Worcester, started the event in 1992. And their company, Worcester Wreaths, has been supplying wreaths for it ever since. Tom Porter has more.

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Maine's First Lady Ann LePage is traveling with the Wreaths Across America convoy, which left Maine on Sunday, and will arrive at Arlington National Cemetery tomorrow. Gov. Paul LePage will join his wife and the convoy there for the wreath-laying ceremonies. Tom Porter spoke to Maine's First Lady earlier today, while she was on the road in Maryland.




Photo:  Mary Byers, the president of the Gold Star Mothers and this year's grand marshall of the convoy, presents a wreath at a stop along the route.

Photo courtesy of Wreaths Across America.



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