Thursday, December 21, 2006

Giving at Christmas Time

The news is always flooded with the bad things people do. It is nice that once in a while you read about a good thing. An act of kindness, selflessness, and giving. Unfortunately, it does not happen often enough.

My father has just sent me an email about the wreaths that are laid at Arlington Cemetery each year by Merrill Worcester, owner of the Worcester Wreath Company of Harrington, Maine. For the last fifteen years Worcester has laid over five thousand wreaths at the cemetery for those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. Not only has donated the wreaths, he also pays for the trucking expense too. A selfless act for those who can never repay him, What a wonderful man!

Rest easy, sleep well my brothers.

Know the line has held, your job is done.

Rest easy, sleep well.

Others have taken up where you fell, the line has held.

Peace, peace, and farewell...


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very thoughtful post, Rhys. I'm full of emotion--mostly holiday nostalgia--so this post touched me a great deal.

12/21/2006 3:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw this on the news this week. It really moved did this post. Thanks for sharing.

12/21/2006 4:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas, Rhys. Thanks for everything you do, day in and day out, to make this world a nicer place.

12/26/2006 1:36 AM  
Blogger Sanni said...

Merry (belated) Christmas to you and yours! May your 2007 be filled with happiness and blessings galore.

12/30/2006 4:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a lovely post, so moving.

Happy Holidays, Rhys! We miss your writing.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beautiful and touching! Suzanne

1/29/2007 5:29 AM  
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2/12/2007 8:20 PM  
Blogger Justin said...

If you could only see the field of wreaths embracing each tombstone across the winter field. They are truly a breathtaking sight. I could have stood there all day.

2/18/2007 9:13 PM  

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