Wreaths Across America -- consisting of 25 tractor trailers -- has left Downeast Maine bound for Arlington National Cemetary and other veteran cemetaries. A police escort accompanies the convoy the entire way. That is approximately 250,000 wreaths.
http://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/...us/who-we-are/Our mission, Remember, Honor, Teach, is carried out in part by coordinating wreath laying ceremonies a specified Saturday inDecember at Arlington, as well as veterans’ cemeteries and other locations in all 50 states and beyond. We also organize a week of events including international veteran’s tributes, ceremonies at State Houses and a week-long “Veteran’s Parade” between Maine and Virginia where we stop along the way to spread our message about the importance of remembering our fallen heroes, honoring those who serve, and teaching our children about the sacrifices made by veterans and their families to preserve our freedoms.
Wreaths Across America Day is Saturday, December 15, 2012.