On December 11, the Wreaths Across America Escort to Arlington will begin. This is a week long truck convoy of wreaths that starts in Maine and ends at Arlington National Cemetery with many stops along the way.
Dec. 11 – Leave Columbia Falls, Maine
West Quoddy, Maine
Dec. 12 – Calais, Maine
Dec. 13 – Portland, Maine
Merrimack, New Hampshire
Dec. 14 – Brattleboro, Vermont
Troy, New York
Central Valley, New York
Wayne, New Jersey
Elizabeth, New Jersey
Dec. 15 – Elizabeth, New Jersey
Sayreville, New Jersey
Holmdel, New Jersey
Bordertown, New Jersey
Dec. 16 – Bordertown, New Jersey
Dec. 17 – Stevensville, Maryland
Pentagon, Washington D.C.
War Memorials, Washington D.C.
Dec. 18 – Arlington, VA and Arlington National Cemetery
December 18 – Wreaths Across America Day
Last year, amid the COVID-19 Pandemic, some cemeteries were closed. One Pennsylvania Driver, who wished to remain anonymous, was on his usual annual route delivering wreaths when he passed a cemetery that was normally on his list but was closed due to COVID. He stopped anyway, took off the wreath that WAA ties to the front of all the trucks that deliver for them and he hung it on the gates of the cemetery. He honored those inside in his own way and continued on his route. Each and every driver that volunteers with Wreaths Across America shows this type of commitment to our nation's veterans.
You can sponsor a live, handmade balsam wreath for $15 at www.wreathsacrossamerica.org. Each sponsorship goes toward a veteran’s wreath that will be placed on the headstone of an American hero as we endeavor to honor all veterans laid to rest on Saturday, December 18, 2021, as part of National Wreaths Across America Day.
“Every donation and wreath sponsorship is a meaningful gift from a grateful American who knows what it means to serve and sacrifice for the freedoms we all enjoy,” said Karen Worcester, executive director of Wreaths Across America. “We are so grateful to the good people of this great nation for participating in our mission to Remember, Honor and Teach.”
To donate on-line go to www.wreathsacrossamerica.org
To find a cemetery near you to support click here for the link.
National Text to Donate from AT&T Veterans: text WREATH22 to 20222 on your mobile phone (there are local text programs in many states please check the list below to see if there is a participating local program in your area before broadcasting the national text program).
Local Text to Donate Programs from AT&T Veterans Across the Country
Text the local corresponding code listed below to 20222
PA – Mount Moriah Cemetery - Text Wreath 37
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