Follow the Wreaths Across America Convoy with us!

Elizabeth Howe
December 07, 2018 - 8:13 am

The Wreaths Across America convoy starts its journey to Arlington National Cemetery tomorrow morning — and we have a convoy tracker so you can follow along!

Check our Facebook page every morning to see where the convoy is starting out that day and what ceremonies are on the schedule! Tomorrow morning, the convoy will start the day in Lubec, ME. The day's events include a sunrise service, a HART ceremony, and a trucker appreciation dinner at the Wreaths Across America headquarters. 

Check out the full convoy schedule here, and if you're attending any of the events or live along the convoy route send us your photos and stories to share.

Over a quarter of a million wreaths are on their way to ANC. Ten trucks full of wreaths (out of a total of 68) will start the trip on Saturday, Dec. 8 and travel in a convoy of tractor trailers. For safety reasons, only ten trucks will complete the convoy tour — the other 58 will be waiting at Arlington National Cemetery.

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If you live nearby, join the Connecting Vets team at Arlington National Cemetery for the wreath laying event on Dec. 15. And if you're not near ANC, you can get involved with a donation or by sponsoring a wreath!

RELATED: Wreaths Across America

The farm in Maine that makes the wreaths is the same one that started the tradition of placing wreaths for the holidays back in 1992. That year, the Worcester family placed 5,000 of their surplus wreaths on grave sites in Arlington National Cemetery. Last year, 1,500,000 wreaths were placed. 

RELATED: Wreaths Across America: 5,000 wreaths to 1,500,000

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