Local Company Replaces Stolen Wreaths in Montana

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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Jacqueline Weaver

Jacqueline Weaver

Reporter at The Ellsworth American
Jacqueline's beat covers the eastern Hancock County towns of Lamoine through Gouldsboro as well as Steuben in Washington County. She was a reporter for the New York Times, United Press International and Reuters before moving to Maine. She also publicized medical research at Yale School of Medicine and scientific findings at Yale University for nine years.[email protected]
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