. Readers may be interested
to know that these wreaths -- some 5,000 -- are donated by the Worcester
Wreath Co. of Harrington, Maine. The owner, Merrill Worcester, not
only provides the wreaths, but covers the trucking expense
as well. He's done this since 1992. A wonderful guy. Also, most years,
groups of Maine school kids combine an educational trip to DC with this
event to help out. Making this even more remarkable is the fact that Harrington
is in one the poorest parts of the state.