Planning is underway for the 2016 Wreaths Across America Escort to Arlington National Cemetery in December, and there are a few spaces left on our VIP bus for Gold Star/Blue Star families, veterans, and guests. It's not an event, rather an experience that's life-changing.

A planning summit at WAA Headquarters for Law Enforcement and Patriot Guard Riders for the 2016 Escort to ANC.

A planning summit at WAA Headquarters for Law Enforcement and Patriot Guard Riders for the 2016 Escort to ANC.

The journey begins in Washington County, Maine where the fresh balsam fir remembrance wreaths are produced and packed for trucking throughout the nation for National Wreaths Across America Day, Saturday, December 17th.

The convoy involves law enforcement personnel, Patriot Guard Riders, other escort vehicles, the Grand Marshal (2016 Grand Marshal to be announced soon!), Chevy-wrapped Wreaths Across America vehicles, and twelve tractor trailers filled with wreaths. 

The Chevy-wrapped vehicles for 2015 Escort to ANC.

The Chevy-wrapped vehicles for 2015 Escort to ANC.

If you would like to be considered as a participating guest, you'll need to plan for the adventure to last a week. To endure the long days and evenings that include multiple visits at schools and other community locations planned along the escort route, participants must be ambulatory, not require special assistance, or have other physical limitations. Convoy participants are responsible for paying for their hotel accommodations each evening. The convoy travels from Maine to Virginia. Meals are provided by extraordinary volunteers and service club members who participate at each of our educational stops and ceremonies. Where food is not provided, participants must pay for their own meals.

2015 Wreaths Across America Escort to Arlington National Cemetery prepares to depart Stevensville, MD as students lined the banks with their American flags and thank you messages shouting, "USA, USA, USA!"

2015 Wreaths Across America Escort to Arlington National Cemetery prepares to depart Stevensville, MD as students lined the banks with their American flags and thank you messages shouting, "USA, USA, USA!"

Inspirational, heart-warming, patriotic, reaffirming, and educational are all words used to describe the events during the trip as Wreaths Across America carries out its mission to remember, honor, and teach along the way.

If you would like to take part in this empowering journey to remember, honor, and teach, please email:ann@wreathsacrossamerica.org as soon as possible. Seats on the VIP bus are limited.

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