CAP Cadets Place Wreaths at Olivet

Olivet Cemetery

Story by Jean Flanagan
Moorefield Examiner

In 1992, the Worcester Wreath Company produced more wreaths than they could sell.

Owner Morrill Worcester, who had visited Arlington National Cemetery as a child, had an idea to place them on the graves of fallen soldiers there. With the help of a local trucker and US Senator Olympia Snowe, Worcester arranged to send the wreaths to the cemetery. He specifically asked that they be placed in the oldest section, where visitors were fewer and fewer each year.

In 2005, a photograph of the wreaths on the snow-covered graves at Arlington circulated over the

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