On December 18, 2021 at 11:00 am, America's Boating Club Houston will be helping Houston National Cemetery to remember and honor our veterans by laying remembrance wreaths on the graves of our country's fallen heroes.  You can help us honor our fallen heroes by sponsoring remembrance wreaths and/or volunteering to lay wreaths on our Wreaths Across America group page.

Wreaths Across America gives America’s Boating Club Houston $5 for every $15 wreath purchased, so it’s a nice way to support two great organizations.  The laying of remembrance wreaths on December 18 is a nice way for the Squadron to remember our veterans and family.

To purchase a wreath or wreaths, or to volunteer, simply click on this link and complete your order or application.  If there are any questions, do not hesitate to call the Squadron coordinator, Lisa Guenthert at 713-933-5009.

Remember. Honor. Teach.

Morrill Worcester, owner of Worcester Wreath Company of Harrington, Maine, was a 12 year old paper boy for the Bangor Daily News when he won a trip to Washington D.C.   His first trip to our nation’s capital was one he would never forget, and Arlington National Cemetery made an especially indelible impression on him.  This experience followed him throughout his life and successful career, reminding him that his good fortune was due, in large part, to the values of this nation and the veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

In 1992, Worcester Wreath found themselves with a surplus of wreaths nearing the end of the holiday season. Remembering his boyhood experience at Arlington, Worcester realized he had an opportunity to honor our country’s veterans.  With the aid of Maine Senator Olympia Snowe, arrangements were made for the wreaths to be placed at Arlington in one of the older sections of the cemetery that had been receiving fewer visitors with each passing year.

Wreaths Across America is committed to teaching younger generations about the value of their freedoms, and the importance of honoring those who sacrificed so much to protect those freedoms.  The organization offers learning tools and opportunities for youth groups to participate in the events.

Read the complete history here.