Greenfield to take part in Wreaths Across America


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GREENFIELD — Next Friday marks Greenfield’s contribution to a national day of remembrance for America’s veterans with wreaths being placed at their final resting places all over the country.

Saturday, Dec. 14, is designated as Wreaths Across America Day, an annual wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C., and at more than 800 participating locations in all 50 states and national cemeteries abroad.

Wreaths Across America is a non-profit organization based in Columbia Falls, Maine, formed in 2007 to continue and expand Arlington’s annual wreath-laying ceremony started by Maine businessman Morrill Worcester, who donated 5,000 wreaths to the cause in 1992, according to the organization’s website.

Last year, more than 400,000 wreaths were laid domestically and abroad, including the one-millionth wreath since 1992.

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