It all begins with the rugged balsam fir tree grown in Downeast Maine.

The fir bough tips of those trees are harvested in the fall, and a remembrance wreath is created from ten evergreen bouquets which represent the honorable qualities our veterans embody. The wreath is adorned with a single red bow signifying the great sacrifice of our servicemen and women and their families.

The tip land in Maine's Washington County, owned by Wreaths Across America's Founder Morrill Worcester, is fast becoming a destination location for Gold Star/Blue Star families and friends as memorial sites and monuments are added to honor veterans.

One site recently dedicated is for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund and trees in that section of the tip land can be selected and tagged for officers who have been killed in the line of duty or who died while serving.  After extensive military careers, many veterans continue their service by joining their community police agencies.

Wreaths Across America is grateful for the support we receive annually from law enforcement agencies that make it possible for the convoy of wreaths and special guests to travel safely from Maine to Arlington National Cemetery.

To be sure they're never forgotten for their dedication and service to our nation, from Stem to Stone we Say Their Names.

More information on the remembrance tree program is available here.

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