With the help of thousands of volunteers, Wreaths Across America (WAA) is working to fulfill its mission of remembering, honoring and teaching through the annual laying of wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery. 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. On Wednesday, December 10, 2014 the parade of wreaths will be traveling to the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans' Memorial where there will be a community remembrance ceremony. All are welcome to join.
The journey to Arlington National Cemetery will begin Saturday, December 7 in Harrington, Maine, and will travel down the East Coast, stopping along the way to visit schools, veterans’ homes, monuments and communities. The convoy will arrive in Arlington on National Wreaths Across America Day, Saturday, December 13 where it will be met by thousands of volunteers who will place a wreath for the individuals who served to protect the freedoms of our country, ensuring no one is forgotten.
A stop will be made at the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans' Memorial on Wednesday, December 10 at 2 p.m.
New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial located at 1 Memorial Lane in Holmdel, NJ (Exit 116 PNC Bank Arts Center).
Morrill and Karen Worcester, founder and executive director (respectively), Wreaths Across America, American Gold Star Families, Maine’s First Lady Ann LePage, Active and retired military, Patriot Guard Riders will attend.
About Wreaths Across America
Wreaths Across America is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded to continue and expand the annual wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery begun by Maine businessman, Morrill Worcester, in 1992. For more information about their mission, to donate or to sign up to volunteer, please visit www.wreathsacrossamerica.org.
About New Jersey Vietnam Veterans' Memorial Foundation
The New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Foundation offers a meaningful and engaging experience that recognizes the sacrifice, courage and valor of Vietnam Veterans and encourages and fosters a thorough understanding of the Vietnam Era including the political, historical, social, cultural and military aspects, which affected the United States, and especially New Jersey. To support the Foundation, visit www.njvvmf.org.