HARRINGTON — Worcester Wreath Co. sent 100 wreaths to help replace 250 stolen from veterans’ graves in Kalispell, Mont.
Wayne Richardson, project officer with the company’s Wreaths Across America organization, said they heard about the theft after placing wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery and several other national landmarks along the way.
“The group in Montana were young kids with the Civil Air Patrol that worked hard to raise that money,” Richardson said of the decision to send more wreaths.
In another theft, two of six wreaths placed on the veterans monument at Norcross Point Park in Winthrop were reported stolen Dec. 13, according to a report in the Kennebec Journal.
The Montana volunteers placed 500 wreaths on veterans’ graves at Glacier Memorial Gardens north of Kalispell the weekend of Dec. 10.
Within days half of the wreaths were stolen, according to a news report in Missoulian.
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