'Wreaths Across America' to make stop in Middletown
|Date:||December 11, 2014|
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.
This year, on Thursday, Dec. 11, the parade of wreaths will visit Middletown, traveling from Walmart to Cochran Square, where there will be a community remembrance ceremony; all are welcome to join.
The journey to Arlington National Cemetery will begin Sunday, Dec. 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, Dec. 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.
WHEN: December 11th, 2014, Parade at approximately 5 p.m., Ceremony 5:30 p.m.
WHERE: Cochran Square at the intersection of Main and Broad Streets, Middletown, DE.
WHO: Morrill and Karen Worcester, founder and executive director (respectively), Wreaths Across America
Mayor Ken Branner
American Gold Star Families
Maine’s First Lady Ann LePage
Active and retired military
Patriot Guard Riders
For more information about covering this local event, please contact:
Amber Caron Carly Crouse
207-773-0700 ext. 235 207-773-0700 ext. 274