Escort to Arlington


Escort to Arlington- Starts December 6, 2015 in Harrington Maine, finishes on December 12, 2015 at Arlington National Cemetery:

Since 1992, the Arlington project, had been the quiet mission of Morrill Worcester and his family. In 2006, internet stories fueled attention for his annual quest, and Worcester was contacted by the Patriot Guard Riders who generously offered their help with the project. Since then the Patriot Guard Riders have escorted the wreath trucks down the East Coast and taking several days to make the trip. This allows stops at schools, monuments, veterans’ homes and communities, and gives the group an opportunity to promote their mission: Remember-Honor and Teach. This “parade” of truckers, supporters, and well-wishers has become an annual event and teaching opportunity for WAA, and a valued part of the Arlington Project. For more information on the escort to Arlington please see our Reference Book. A schedule of the trip and the various stops along the way are posted below:

 

If you would like to submit a potential venue stop for the Arlington escort convoy please click here to complete the online registration: Venue Stop Request

WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA ESCORT TO ARLINGTON 2015 ITINERARY

THIS SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

(Last updated 11/18/2015)

Follow Along On The Map and Watch The Escort To Arlington Streamed Live On The Web (courtesy of Oakhurst Dairy)

 

Saturday, December 5,2015

 

5:30AM – Machias River Inn

 

Sunrise – Quoddy Head State Park

 

9:00AM – Washington County Community College

 

12:00PM – Bridge Ceremony in Calais

 

3:00PM – Machias Veterans Home

 

6:00PM – Dinner at Wreaths Across America Headquarters

 

Sunday December 6, 2015

 

6:00AM Breakfast at Narraguagus High School

 

7:00AM Escort Briefing

 

7:30AM Veterans Leave Worcester Wreath Factory

 

7:45AM Blessing of Wreaths

 

8:15AM Leave Narraguagus High School

 

9:45AM-10:30AM Mid Coast Mall Parking Lot

 

11:00AM Bucksport Bridge

 

12:00PM-1:15PM Bank of America in Belfast

 

1:30PM-1:45PM Lincolnville Beach

 

2:15PM-3:15PM Medomak High School

 

4:45PM-6:15PM Cheverus High School

 

6:45PM Elks Lodge in Portland

 

 Monday December 7, 2015

 

6:15AM Briefing at Hotel

 

6:30AM Leave Elks Lodge

 

7:00AM-8:50AM Westbrook Middle School

 

9:30AM-10:15AM Scarborough Veterans Home

 

10:45AM-11:15 Kennebunk Town Green

 

11:45-12:30 Wells Middle School

 

1:30PM-2:30PM Kittery Trading Post

 

4:00PM-7:30PM Topsfield Fairgrounds Massachusetts

 

Tuesday December 8, 2015

 

6:30AM Briefing at hotel

 

7:00AM Leave Emerald Square

 

8:00AM Ponaganset Middle School

9:00-10:30 Saint Bernard School

 

11:30AM-3:00PM   Old Saybrook

 

5:00PM    St. Ann Club

 

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

 

6:30AM Escort Briefing

 

7:00AM Leave Sam’s Club

 

9:00AM-10:30AM Liberty Park

 

11:00PM-1:45PM Vietnam Memorial Museum

 

4:00PM Petro Stop

 

Thursday December 10, 2015

 

7:30AM Escort Briefing

 

8:00AM Leave Petro Stop

 

9:00AM-11:00PM Philadelphia Charter School

 

12:00PM-2:30PM Valley Forge Military Academy

 

4:30PM American Legion

 

Friday December 11, 2015

 

6:30AM Escort Briefing

 

8:45AM Leave American Legion

 

9:30AM-10:30AM Naval Academy

 

 

TBD Vietnam Wall & other memorials

 

TBD Night Time Event

 

Saturday December 12, 2015 National Wreaths Across America Day

 

6:00AM Breakfast served at Branchville Fire Station

 

7:00AM Escort Briefing

 

7:45AM Leave for Arlington National Cemetery

 

8:15AM Approximate arrival time at Arlington National Cemetery

10:30 AM Wreath Laying Ceremony at Columbarium

 

For more information on the schedule at Arlington – please click here

For parking, maps, and metro information – please click here

If you wish to attend, at 10:30 am there will be a wreath laying ceremony at the columbarium conducted by SGTMAJ Bryan Battaglia (SEAC).

INFORMATION FOR VEHICLES PARTICIPATING IN THE WREATH ESCORT

  • Vehicle registration/insurance up to date
  • Vehicle lights in working order
  • Recommend each vehicle have an EZ pass for tolls
  • All hotel room reservations need to be booked and paid for by each individual.
  • Wreaths Across America will not assume any responsibility for individual hotel reservations or cost.

Because of safety concerns the State Police have requested we limit the number of personal vehicles in the escort. A bus/driver has been donated for our use from Maine to ANC and from ANC back to Maine.

The seats on the bus will be assigned on a first come, first served basis. INDIVIDUAL HOTEL RESERVATIONS ARE STILL REQUIRED TO BE MADE BY INDIVIDUALS TAKING THE BUS.

For more information about the bus please contact Ann Hanson at ann@wreathsacrossamerica.org.

HOTEL RESERVATION DEADLINE IS NOV. 10.

BUS RESERVATION DEADLINE IS NOV. 10.

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