Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Symbolism

Wreaths are commonly made by evergreens as a symbol for the strength of life. A wreath can be pine, holly or yew, symbolizing immortality, and cedar, symbolizing strength and healing. The Greek god Apollo is often associated with wreaths, and was a god of life and health. This inspired the Greek to use the symbol as crowns of victory at the Pythian Games, a forerunner to today's Olympic Games. The circularity of wreaths can be used to symbolize eternity or immortality.
Wreaths Across America ********** With the Christmas Season upon us take time to remember many things. I had read about this project several years ago. Each time someone sends this to me I feel so humbled. So I share this with you.

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Worcester Wreath Company 2007 will mark the 16th anniversary of holiday wreaths being sent from the State of Maine to Arlington National Cemetery.
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Morrill Worcester - President of Worcester Wreath Company explains his desire to develop the Wreaths Across America project: "Our goal is to expand the recognition of those who serve our country, both past, present, and future, as well as their families who deserve our support. Without the sacrifices of our veterans, there would be no opportunity to enjoy the freedoms, the life we live today." Check out the VIDEO!
************* Join us in our mission to 'Remember; Honor; & Teach' by sponsoring one or more wreaths to be laid at one of the over 200 participating locations. Click to learn more

3 comments:

oldmanlincoln said...

A nice thing to do. And it is fitting and proper. I just wish they were not in their graves.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Well said Abe:
A beautiful thoughtful post for me to come back here to. I see I have plenty to catch up on over the next few days.
Thank you 'D' for you kind messages concerning my health. I'm feel better now each day so hopefully I'll be back real soon pestering all my best blogging buddies.

DeeMom said...

Abraham and “O” I concur;” A nice thing to do. And it is fitting and proper. I just wish they were not in their graves.”


Great to see you up and about “O”