Many people consider Columbia Falls, and surrounding towns in Washington County, Maine as rural and remote.
Wreaths Across America Founder Morrill Worcester frequently jokes with visitors to the tip land and Wreaths Across America Museum that the balsam fir trees are "not at the end of the earth, but, you can see it from here."
Those who visit are moved by the region's beauty and tranquility and appreciate knowing replica dog tags of our fallen service members, and veterans, are among the branches of the balsam fir trees. Those trees will produce the fir tips used to create the balsam bouquets for a remembrance wreath.
The tip land also hosts multiple points of interest for visitors that have become specific destinations upon return, and the number of memorial sites is growing.
One such memorial site in the Balsam Valley is the Patriot Riders of America Tree which was unveiled and dedicated earlier this summer during the Wreaths Across America Stem to Stone Tree Tagging event by members of the New Hampshire and Massachusetts chapters.
You can see the ceremony in this video which also includes a surprise to Wreaths Across America from the staff of the Choate Bridge Pub and Resturant in Ipswich, MA.