Students of the Glenholme School in Washington recently joined Wreaths Across America and the Judea Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution in the annual wreath-laying tribute to honor America’s heroes.

The ceremony, held at Judea Cemetery in Washington, was part of ceremonies held around the world, most notably at Arlington Cemetery.

In attendance with the Glenholme students were representatives of the Judea Chapter of DAR, including Sheila Anson, Cindy Brissette and Jane Moore, along with local veteran Owen Moore (U.S. Army retired) of New Preston and Maryanne Greene of the Washington Town Selectman’s office.

Initiating the ceremony, Brisette spoke of the Daughters of the American Revolution, its legacy and mission.

Moore shared details of his service to America.

Anson talked of the inspiring beginning of the wreath-laying practice by Morrill Worcester, owner of the Worcester Wreath Company in Harrington, Maine.

In 2007, the Worcester family and an assembly of volunteers founded the nonprofit organization Wreaths Across America and today countless individuals collaborate each year with WAA to accomplish this tribute.

Following the ceremony, volunteers gathered remembrance wreaths and set off across the cemetery to pay tribute to the veterans who rest there with a special wreath and a solemn moment of reflection at each gravestone marked with an American flag.

Special wreaths from WAA are exhibited around the town of Washington.

The wreaths for the ceremony were created by Painter Ridge Farm in Washington.