Morrill Worcester was 12 years old when he made a trip to Washington, D.C. for the first time. His visit to Arlington National Cemetery left an impression that he would never forget. Later in his life, the former newspaper boy went on to become the owner of Worcester Wreath Company of Harrington, Maine, and the founder of Wreaths Across America.
We encourage all West Virginia veterans to participate in the Veterans History Project to record their accounts of history for future generations. As war veterans, you are a treasure trove of information and history.
May is an important month for Veterans. Not only does the nation reflect of the sacrifices of the fallen on Memorial Day, but Armed Forces Week is celebrated this month. Armed Forces Week leads up to Armed Forces Day. This year Armed Forces Week is May 11-18, with Armed Forces Day falling on May 16.
Hershel “Woody” Williams fought at Iwo Jima, one of the bloodiest battles of World War II. The commendation of his fellow soldiers and his medals attest to his gallantry.