Photo Credit: Mike Strasser, West Point Public Affairs
The Wreaths Across America program began in 1992 when founder Morrill Worcester, a wreath company owner, joined a dozen others in honoring the nation's veteran by placing 5,000 wreaths on headstones at Arlington National Cemetery. Twenty years later, the wreath-laying effort continues across the country at veterans' cemeteries and monuments. Morrill's wife and WAA executive director Karen Worcester, spoke at the ceremony inside the Old Cadet Chapel Dec. 6, where a wreath was placed at the altar by West Point Superintendent Lt. Gen. David H. Huntoon Jr. and Command Sgt. Maj. Todd Burnett.