Convoy of Wreaths Depart for Arlington National Cemetery

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Convoy of wreaths depart for Arlington National Cemetery.

COLUMBIA FALLS, Maine – A convoy of a dozen trucks is carrying wreaths from Maine to Arlington National Cemetery to adorn the graves of fallen U.S. military personnel. MONROE TOWNSHIP, N.J. (CBS) — Volunteers in Gloucester County, New Jersey remembered fallen veterans Saturday morning by decorating their grave sites as part of the “Wreaths to Remember” program. “We really appreciate all of the sacrifices that not only our veterans have made, but their families have made for us,” Blackstone said. “We here in America really do appreciate our veterans.” The Wal-Mart trucks that transport the wreaths across the nation will make a stop at Easthaven Baptist Church at 10 a.m. for a ceremony to thank veterans. “It’s another way to say thank you, remembering the people that gave the ultimate sacrifice and thank our veterans,” said Rep.

Wreaths Across America says a box truck and 11 donated tractor-trailers are on their way from Columbia Falls with the bulk of the 248,000 wreaths that’ll be left at gravesites in Arlington. Slaven says at that first event, Morrel Worcester asked that volunteers say the person’s name out loud as they place the wreath on a grave to ensure that their memory lives on. In Brookhaven, the drivers will be performing the Changing of the Wreath, where the driver of the incoming truck takes the wreath from the cab of the truck and hands it to a driver for the wreaths to be delivered to the next location. This year’s speaker will be Randy Reeves, an Air Force veteran who is currently the executive director of the Mississippi Veteran’s Affairs Board. While the trucks passing through are destined for a national cemetery in Texas, 12,000 wreaths will be taken off to be transported to the Natchez National Cemetery where they will be laid out on Dec 12.

Then the public is welcomed to join. “I’m blessed, and I’m blessed because of our veterans,” Crosby said. “We’re all blessed because of our veterans and anything we can do to bring positive light to them is what we want to do.

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