Wreaths Across America: National Caravan to Arlington Cemetery
The Delaware County Veterans Memorial hosted a patriotic ceremony, open to the public, that included the laying of wreaths, musical performances, and moving remarks from local Veterans. Wreaths Across America had their Mobile Education Exhibit on site as well to help educate local youth.
Participants for this year’s Escort to Arlington included Gold Star Families – including the National President of American Gold Star Mothers, Inc., Sarah Whitehouse Taylor – Blue Star Families, volunteers, and veterans representing many eras and local Veteran Service Organizations such as the VFW, American Legion, Disabled American Veterans, VFW Auxiliary, and the American Legion Auxiliary, and more. Members of the Patriot Guard Riders and Patriot Riders, and law enforcement from departments across many states along the route also provided escort to ensure safe transport for all participants.
The wreaths’ journey to Arlington has become a tradition in itself, allowing locals along the route to share in the emotional and educational experience as the WAA convoy passes through their hometown.
Wreath’s Across America’s full route can be viewed here, with the 55+ vehicle convoy traveling down the East Coast stopping at schools, memorials, and other locations along the way to spread the year-long mission to REMEMBER the fallen, HONOR those that serve and their families, and TEACH the next generation the value of freedom.