Escort to Arlington


2016 Escort Schedule

(Please be advised the 2016 Escort Schedule is subject to change)

Saturday, December 10 , 2016

5:30am Staging at Machias River Inn for trip to Sunrise Service at Quoddy Head State Park
10:00am HART Ceremony on the US-Canadian border bridge in Calais, ME
12:00pm Touch a Truck / Concert / Fireworks Narraguagus High School
6:00pm Truckers Appreciation Dinner WAA HQ INVITATION ONLY

Sunday, December 11, 2016

6:00am Escort Breakfast at Narraguagus High School Route 1, Harrington ME
7:00am Escort briefing for all participants and blessing
7:30am EVERYONE IMMEDIATELY TO VEHICLES
8:00am Convoy leave High School (Route 1 South) for Trek to Arlington
9:10am Arrive at TJ MAXX
9:20am Ceremony Begins
10:20am Ceremony ends
10:30am Leave TJ Maxx
11:15am Bucksport Bridge - NOT A STOP - Drive by slowly
12:00pm Arrive at Bank of America, 21 Schoodic Drive Belfast, ME.
12:10pm Lunch/ceremony begins
1:00pm Lunch ends
1:15pm Leave Bank of America
2:00pm Lincolnville Beach - NOT A STOP - Drive by slowly
3:00pm Arrive at Medomack Valley High School, 320 Manktown Rd Waldoboro, ME.
3:15pm Ceremony Begins
4:15pm Ceremony Ends
4:30pm Leave Medomack Valley High School, Route 1 South to 295 Brunswick to Yarmouth Route 1, to Falmouth, into Portland. Stay together 295, Exit 3, South Portland
6:30 Arrive at Elks Lodge 1945 Congress Street Portland, ME - Dinner/Ceremony

Monday, December 12, 2016

6:15am Briefing at hotel stage at the Elks Lodge
6:45am Leave from Elks Lodge parking lot
7:00am Arrive at Westbrook Middle School 471 Stroudwater Street Westbrook, ME
7:15am Ray Richardson's radio show begins
7:45am TRUCKERS LEAVE TO RETURN TO ELKS LODGE
8:15am Convoy exits Auditorium (radio show continues)
8:30am Leave Westbrook Middle School, 95 South to Scarborough exit.
9:45am Arrive at Kennebunk High School 89 Fletcher Street, Kennebunk, ME
10:00am Ceremony begins
10:45am Ceremony ends
11:00am Convoy leaves Kennebunk High School Route 1 South
11:45am Arrive at Kittery Trading Post Route 1 Kittery
12:00pm Bag lunch / ceremony begins
12:45pm Ceremony ends
1:00pm Convoy leaves Kittery Trading Post, Route 1 south to 95
1:45pm Arrive at American Legion Post 35, 69 High Street Hampton, NH
2:00pm Ceremony begins
2:45pm Ceremony ends
3:00pm Depart New Hampshire for Massachusetts: Newburyport, MA; Newbury, MA; Rowley, MA; Topsfield, MA to the Fairgrounds
5:00pm Convoy arrives at Topsfield Fairgrounds
5:30pm Dinner/Ceremony begins
7:00pm Ceremony ends
7:30pm Convoy leaves fairgrounds for Marlborough, MA

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

8:00am Hotel briefing
8:15am Convoy leaves hotel
8:30am Convoy arrives at Vincent F. Picard American Legion Post 234 345 Hudson Street Northborough, MA
8:45am Ceremony Begins
9:30am Ceremony Ends
9:45am Convoy leaves Post 234 for Uncasville, CT
11:30am Convoy arrives at St. Bernard School 1593 Norwich-New London Turnpike Uncasville, CT
11:45am Ceremony begins
12:30pm Ceremony ends
12:45pm Convoy leaves St. Bernard School
2:00pm Convoy arrives at the Savin Rock Community School, 50 Park Street, West Haven, CT
2:15pm Ceremony begins
3:00pm Ceremony ends
3:15pm Convoy leaves Savin Rock Community School
4:45pm Convoy arrives at St. Ann Club 16 Hendricks Avenue Norwalk, CT
5:15pm Dinner and ceremony begins
7:15pm Dinner and ceremony end
7:45pm Convoy leaves and travels through Newburgh, NY to Fort Montgomery
9:15pm Convoy arrives at Holiday Inn Express Hotel 2206 Route 9W, PO Box 620, Fort Montgomery, NY

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

6:00am Hotel Briefing
6:30am Convoy leaves hotel
7:00am PRIVATE CEREMONY
7:15am Service begins
7:50am Service Ends
8:15am Convoy leaves private ceremony. Retrieve trucks at Bear Mountain State Park.
8:45am Convoy travels to Liberty Park, 200 Morris Pesin Drive, Jersey City, NJ. Liberation Memorial
10:00am Convoy arrives at Liberty Park
10:15am Ceremony begins at Liberation Memorial
11:00am Ceremony ends
11:20am Convoy leaves Liberty Park, travels to Holmdel, NJ
12:30pm Convoy arrives at Vietnam Memorial Museum (Lunch Stop), 1 Memorial Lane, Holmdel, NJ
12:30pm Lunch begins
1:15pm Ceremony begins
2:30pm Ceremony ends
3:00pm Convoy leaves, travels to Bordentown, NJ
4:30pm Convoy arrives at Petro Stop (Dinner Stop), 402 Rising Sun Road, Bordentown, NJ
HOTEL IS LOCATED BESIDE PETRO STOP
Hampton Inn, 200 Rising Sun Road Bordentown, NJ

Thursday, December 15, 2016

6:30am Morning briefing
7:00am Convoy leaves hotel for Silver Lake Elementary School, 200 E Cochran St, Middleton, DE
9:00am Convoy Arrives at Silver Lake Elementary School
9:15am Ceremony begins
10:15am Ceremony ends
10:30am Convoy leaves Silver Lake Elementary School
11:00am Convoy arrives at Smyrna Rest Area (bag lunch) 5500 North DuPont Highway, Smyrna, DE
1:00pm Convoy leaves Rest Area for Magnolia, DE to Magnolia Fire Company, Station 55, 2 N Main Street, Magnolia, DE
1:30pm Arrive at Station 55
1:45pm Ceremony begins
2:45pm Ceremony ends
3:00pm Leave station 55, to travel to American Legion Post, Stevensville, MD, 800 Romancoke rd, Stevensville, MD
5:00pm Convoy arrives at American Legion Post, Stevensville, MD, 800 Romancoke rd, Stevensville, MD
6:00pm Dinner
8:30pm Convoy travels to Holiday Inn Express, 1020 Kent Narrow Road, Grasonville, MD

Friday, December 16, 2016

7:00am Hot breakfast provided to Convoy at the American Legion Post. Truckers will be picked up and brought over to American Legion.
8:15am Convoy security briefing held at the American Legion
9:00am Convoy lines the road to depart American Legion
9:25am Convoy leaves for the Pentagon
12:00pm Pentagon
12:30pm Opening remarks
12:38pm Wreath Laying
TBD Vietnam Wall
TBD World War II Memorial
TBD Korean Memorial
TBD Evening event in Crystal City. Everyone stays in-town. Truckers will be picked up and brought to Crystal City

Saturday, December 17, 2016

5:00am-6:00am Breakfast at Branchville Volunteer Fire Department, 4905 Branchville rd, College Park, MD
6:15am-7:15am Briefing and staging of the convoy
7:15am Depart Branchville
8:15am Arrive at Arlington National Cemetary
9:30am Opening ceremonies begin at the McClellan Arch. Wreath-laying Ceremonies are as Follows:
10:30am President Taft's Monument wreath-laying ceremony
11:00am President Kennedy's Memorial wreath-laying ceremony
11:30am USS Maine Monument wreath-laying ceremony
12:00pm Tomb of the Unknown soldier wreath-laying ceremony