Our Story Intro

An act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees.
—Amelia Earhart

A boyhood visit to Arlington National Cemetery left a big impression on Morrill Worcester—one he never forgot.

Decades later, in 1992, his company's surplus of 5,000 wreaths and his desire to have them placed at Arlington kicked off an annual tribute that went on quietly for over ten years. With national interest in the project having grown so greatly, in 2007 a dedicated group of volunteers formed Wreaths Across America as a non-profit 501-(c)3 to continue and expand the mission to Remember, Honor, and Teach.