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The organization established to honor fallen members of the military will be making stops in Connecticut on its way to lay wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.

Credit: Wreathsacrossamerica.org
Credit: Wreathsacrossamerica.org

A convoy for the nonprofit organization Wreaths Across America (WAA) will be making local stops on December 11 as it makes its way through Connecticut en route to Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.

WAA's mission is to bring wreaths to veterans’ cemeteries throughout the United States. The convoy begins in Harrington, Maine and ends in Arlington.  The route through Connecticut will include stops at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Flanders Elementary School in East Lyme, and the USS Nautilus Museum in Groton, among others.  

They will be presenting wreaths to local Gold Star Families who have lost an immediate family member in conflict.

WAA was formed in 2007 as an expansion of Maine businessman Morrill Worcester’s annual wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery.  WAA now brings thousands of wreaths to locations throughout the country each year, and its annual Maine to Virginia trip is known as the world’s largest veterans’ parade.  Since 2008 Congress has recognized a day in December as “Wreaths Across America Day;” this year, it will take place on December 14.

For more information about the program, visit http://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/ 

 

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