Decorated U.S. Army Veteran Craig Morgan Headlines July 14th Stem to Stone Concert
In good company: Country Music Star, Decorated Army Veteran Craig Morgan Headlines July 14th Stem to Stone Concert
When he was just 12 years old, a young man from Maine visited Arlington National Cemetery on a trip that he won. The experience there made an impression on his young heart and mind that remained with him for a lifetime. Morrill Worcester, the boy who’d visited Arlington, went on to become the owner of a successful wreath business and in 1992, he found himself with a surplus of wreaths during the holiday season. Recalling his childhood experience, he delivered the wreaths to Arlington National Cemetery to honor the fallen soldiers there as a simple gesture of thanks. Fourteen years later, the Worcester family went on to found nonprofit Wreaths Across America with the mission to Remember, Honor, Teach, to ensure the wreath-laying tradition would be preserved for years to come.
In 2015, Worcester received the U.S. Army’s Outstanding Civilian Service Medal, one of the highest awards the Army can bestow on a civilian, for his ongoing commitment to remembering those who have served. In June of this year, another patriot, country singer and U.S. Army veteran Craig Morgan, received the very same award, the Army’s Outstanding Civilian Service Medal, for his dedication to supporting our nation’s troops and their families. Both men have honored the sacrifices of our nation’s fallen soldiers, veterans and active duty service men and women with deeds and actions that have inspired thousands of others to do the same.
That is why we are thrilled to announce that Craig Morgan will be the featured performer for Wreaths Across America’s “Stem to Stone Concert & Veterans Remembrance Tree Tagging Event” at the Balsam valley Amphitheater in Columbia Falls, Maine, on July 14th. Morgan has completed 15 overseas tours for U.S. troops and has performed for thousands of service members and their families across the globe. It is fitting then that country music star Morgan will be the featured performer for the evening.
Morgan served on active duty for nine and a half years in the U.S. Army as a member of the 101st and 82nd Airborne Divisions and was a member of the reserves for another six and a half years. He also was named the 2017 Ambassador for Operation FINALLY HOME, a national nonprofit that provides mortgage-free homes to veterans and their families. Seven of Morgan’s songs have charted as Billboard Top 10 country singles, including his song “That’s What I Love About Sunday,” which reached #1 in 2005. Morgan will be joined on stage at Stem to Stone by Six-String Soldiers, a five-piece band of active duty soldiers who have served in Iraq, Korea, Germany and Belgium.
If you’re in Maine this July 14th, please join us for our Stem to Stone Concert & Veterans Remembrance Tree Tagging Event to remember our fallen soldiers and honor our veterans and those who currently serve. The gates to the Balsam Valley concert grounds will open at 4:30 PM. The concert is FREE FOR ALL VETERANS AND ACTIVE DUTY service members.