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Wreaths Across America “Escort to Arlington” Convoy Stops in Connecticut
December 13, 2022
The country’s longest Veteran’s parade, Wreaths Across America’s, annual escort to Arlington National Cemetery kicks off on Saturday, December 10, 2022 in Maine with stops in Connecticut on their way to our nation’s capital.
The official route, which can be viewed here, will travel down the East Coast stopping at schools, memorials, and other locations along the way to spread the year-long mission to REMEMBER the fallen, HONOR those that serve and their families, and TEACH the next generation the value of freedom.
Stops with public events will be held in Maine, New Hampshire, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, and Washington D.C., before arriving at Arlington National Cemetery on the morning of Saturday, Dec. 17 – National Wreaths Across America Day.
Wreath Across America Connecticut Stop will be on Tuesday, December 13rd when at 9:25 AM the trucks arrive at New Britain High School, at 11:30 AM the trucks leave for their arrival at 12:30 PM at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury. Then at 2:20 PM the trucks leave on their way to Passaic County Technical Institute in Wayne, NJ
“For those who have had the opportunity to participate in the escort of wreaths over the years, it is truly an experience of a lifetime,” said Karen Worcester, executive director, WAA. “The way we and the mission are welcomed into communities, with flags waving and streets lined with children and veterans, is something we always wished every American could witness. This year we’re hoping that supporters will once again join us in lining the roadways safely and welcome the mission into their communities.”
For the 8th year in a row Chevrolet, has generously provided the Wreaths Across America wrapped escort vehicles, transporting participating Gold Star families and veterans. In addition, Chevrolet has also donated 4,000 veterans’ wreaths for placement at Arlington National Cemetery to help honor our nation’s veterans.