COLUMBIA FALLS, Maine, Aug. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — On Friday, September 11th, 2020, Wreaths Throughout America calls for each American to face outdoors and wave a flag for one minute at 8:46AM after which once more at 9:03 AM.
At 8:46 a.m., On Tuesday, September 11th, 2001, 5 hijackers took management of American Airways Flight 11 and flew it into the guts of New York Metropolis and the northern facade of the World Commerce Heart’s North Tower (1 WTC).
At 9:03 a.m., 5 different hijackers crashed United Airways Flight 175 into the southern facade of the South Tower (2 WTC).
Following the occasions of 9/11, three patriotic ladies (Elaine Greene, Joann Miller and Carmen Foote) had been moved to seek out an outdated American flag that they had saved at house and stand on a hill in Freeport, Maine, waving that flag to honor victims. These ladies grew to become nationally referred to as “The Freeport Flag Women,” and proudly hoisted the Stars and Stripes each Tuesday morning for the next 18 years.
After they retired on September 11, 2019, (their final 9/11 remembrance) the next Tuesday, September 17, 2019, Wreaths Throughout America took the helm and continued the weekly flag waving custom alongside US Route 1 in Jonesboro, Maine, on land donated by the group’s founder Morrill Worcester resulting in the brand new Acadia Nationwide Cemetery.
Since that point Mr. Worcester has added a mile stretch of American flags (105 in complete) on either side of the street that result in the doorway of Acadia Nationwide Cemetery which can open to the general public for the primary time on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020. Mr. Worcester additionally donated the land for this new Nationwide Cemetery to be in-built his hometown.
“Every Tuesday, we’re joined by dozens of members of the area people and curious individuals stopping to be a part of one thing significant,” mentioned Karen Worcester, government director, Wreaths Throughout America, and spouse of Morrill Worcester. “Particularly during the last six months, this flag waving has taken on new that means for us all and given a spark of hope and patriotism throughout this tough time in our nation.”
Members are inspired to take video and footage of their participation within the nationwide flag waving and share them with Wreaths Throughout America, their household and their pals to assist REMEMBER, HONOR and TEACH the era born after 9/11, how laborious instances can strengthen us as a nation. Please use the hashtag #FlagsAcrosstheCountry and #AmericaStrong when posting on social media and tag the Wreaths Throughout America Official Fb web page.
“My husband and the group’s dedication to the mission and continuation of this essential weekly custom has taken on the extra that means of American unity throughout this unsure time,” added Karen. “I hope Individuals will see this as a possibility to not solely honor these immediately affected by 9/11, but in addition to comply with within the footsteps of “The Freeport Flag Women.”
Wreaths Throughout America is the non-profit group greatest identified for putting veterans’ wreaths on the headstones of our nation’s fallen at Arlington Nationwide Cemetery. Nevertheless, the group, in complete, locations greater than 2 million sponsored wreaths at over 2200 collaborating areas nationwide and presents different applications all through the calendar yr. These applications keep in mind the occasions of 9/11 in their very own means comparable to The Cellular Training Exhibit which will likely be visiting Kentucky in September and can be a part of within the nationwide flag waving effort. Radio host Michael W. Hale of Wreaths Throughout America Radio will maintain on-air tributes, and the on-line retailer will likely be promoting #AmericaStrong indicators made by the brother of “Lone Survivor” Marcus Lutrell (who gave a particular household message throughout the Wreaths Throughout America Digital Live performance now streaming on Showcase NOW).
You’ll be able to sponsor a wreath for $15 at https://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/. Every sponsorship goes towards a contemporary balsam veteran’s wreath that will likely be positioned on the gravestone of an American hero as we endeavor to honor all veterans laid to relaxation on Saturday, December 19, 2020, as a part of Nationwide Wreaths Throughout America Day.
Extra photographs and video can be found upon request.
About Wreaths Throughout AmericaWreaths Throughout America is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit group based to proceed and increase the annual wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington Nationwide Cemetery begun by Maine businessman Morrill Worcester in 1992. The group’s mission – Keep in mind, Honor, Train – is carried out partially annually by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies in December at Arlington, in addition to at hundreds of veterans’ cemeteries and different areas in all 50 states and past.
For extra data or to sponsor a wreath please go to www.wreathsacrossamerica.org.
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