If you have ever visited Maine in the fall of the year, you know the colorful foliage is unsurpassed in beauty. A consistent evergreen emerges from the vibrant red and yellow canopy. That evergreen is the rugged balsam fir trees in Downeast Maine that will soon give some of their limbs during the tipping process to pay tribute to our fallen in the form of veterans remembrance wreaths.
Many of these balsam fir trees have been selected and tagged as family remembrance trees as part of the Wreaths Across America Stem to Stone Tree Tagging program and our second annual "Hero Hay Ride" is coming right up!
Saturday, October 15, 2016, you can tour the WAA Museum in Columbia Falls, tip land memorials, and "tag" a family tree with your hero's replica dog tags. Tips from these special trees are made into veterans remembrance wreaths you sponsor to be placed across the nation on the headstones of our fallen in December.
"They Stood to Serve. We Stand to Support."
To RSVP for the Hero Hay Ride, please contact Lil at firstname.lastname@example.org or (207)-618-5321.
To request a dog tag for the event, please fill out this form by Friday, October 14, 2016.
Guided by an infrangible faith when the supply of lifejackets ran out they gave up their own to save the lives of others.
"I went up to that hill and looked at all of those graves of my colleagues who have gone before me.
Volunteers planning to assist in removing wreaths are asked to attend a short briefing at the McClellan Gate at 8:30 a.m. and to follow these guidelines.
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Each live, balsam remembrance wreath is a gift of respect and appreciation, donated by a private citizen or organization and placed on the graves by volunteers as a small gesture of gratitude for the freedoms Americans enjoy.
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Grand Marshals – Vietnam Medal of Honor Recipient, Colonel Roger Donlon, U.S. Army Special Forces (Retired) and his wife, Norma, a Vietnam-era Gold Star wife – will lead the caravan as it travels down the East Coast stopping at schools, memorials, and other locations along the way.
Driver Pat Wortham is an independent contractor for Dart Transit and a member of the Wreaths Across America honor fleet. He also has a rich history of military service in his family.