On Tuesday, December 9th, Wreaths Across America will stop at Mohegan Sun as part of their annual pilgrimage from Harrington, Maine, to Arlington National Cemetery. After their 12:30 pm arrival, there will be a touch-a-truck event in the Winter Lot followed by a 1:30 pm Wreath Ceremony in the Uncas Ballroom. Mohegan Sun to be first of only two stops in Connecticut on Tuesday, December 9th for Wreaths Across America
Wreaths Across America is an organization whose mission – Remember, Honor, Teach – is carried out in part by coordinating wreath laying ceremonies on a specified Saturday in December at Arlington, as well as veterans’ cemeteries and other locations in all 50 states and beyond. Their week-long “Veterans Parade” between Maine and Virginia spreads their message about the importance of remembering fallen heroes, honoring those who serve and teaching our children about the sacrifices made by veterans and their families to preserve our freedoms.
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After several public demonstrations about how to make a wreath and why it has become a symbol for our veterans, their service, and sacrifice, Morrill Worcester (Founder of WreathsAcrossAmerica.org) created this video explanation. To learn more about the organization or give your own gift of appreciation visit wreathsacrossamerica.org
The convoy consists of 150,000 wreaths which make approximately 12 visits to schools, veterans’ homes, monuments and communities along the east coast on their way to Arlington. The wreaths’ journey has become a tradition in itself, allowing locals along the route to share in the emotional and educational experience as the convoy passes through their hometown.
Situated on 185 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is within easy access of New York, Boston, Hartford and Providence and located 15 minutes from the museums, antique shops and waterfront of Mystic Country.