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.