Wreaths Across America Virtual Convoy Begins Its Journey to Arlington National Cemetery

The annual Wreaths Across American Convoy began today in Delaware and will travel to Arlington National Cemetery arriving on National Wreaths Across America Day, Saturday, Dec. 19.

Wreaths Across America (WAA), is a national effort that grew thanks to a simple picture of wreaths laid at soldiers’ graves covered with snow at Arlington National Cemetery.

The movement began in 1992 with a trailer load of wreaths, decorated by volunteers and laid at the graves of fallen soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery and has now become a national organization with over 1100 participating locations – all focused on the mission to Remember – Honor – and Teach

This year’s annual escort of wreaths will have a different look and feel due to the necessary changes being made throughout the country for health and safety. The physical journey – which will include one tractor-trailer load of wreaths hauled by Gully Transportation professional driver JD Walker, who is also a Gold Star Father and NAVY Veteran, 11 wrapped CHEVY vehicles carrying Gold Star Families, and nine police cruisers is on the snowy road now through National Wreaths Across America Day, Saturday, Dec. 19.

 

On Friday, December 18th, can you watch live on Wreaths Across America Official Facebook Page from 6:30 -8:30 pm.

To find a cemetery near you to support or to learn how local events are being modified for safety in your community click here.

You can sponsor a wreath for $15 at https://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/

Each sponsorship goes toward a fresh balsam 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 19, 2020, as part of National Wreaths Across America Day. You can text WREATH to 20222 to sponsor a wreath for Arlington National Cemetery right from your phone.

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