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American Gold Star Mothers

Reflections from a Grand Marshal on the Largest Veteran's Parade in the Nation

Reflections from a Grand Marshal on the Largest Veteran's Parade in the Nation

Traveling from eastern Maine to Virginia, the convoy of escort vehicles and tractor-trailer rigs filled with balsam fir remembrance wreaths often stretched for miles as it rolled down the highway stopping at schools, American Legion posts, and other community centers. Citizens lined the streets and overpasses waving flags, holding signs, and shouting "thank you" or rhythmically chanting "USA, USA, USA!" See excerpts from the West Point Sunrise Ceremony here.

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The Mission to Remember, Honor, and Teach Hits the Road Soon

The Mission to Remember, Honor, and Teach Hits the Road Soon

Each December, the excitement grows in anticipation for the Wreaths Across America escort of remembrance wreaths heading to Arlington National Cemetery from Maine. It has become known as the country’s longest veterans parade, and this year, the week-long journey kicks off on Saturday, Dec. 10.

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A Partnership of Honor and Respect

A Partnership of Honor and Respect

For years, American Gold Star Mothers has played a crucial support role for thousands of families across this country,” said Karen Worcester, executive director of WAA. “This official partnership is truly an honor for me, and I’m eager to start our work together. Our combined efforts will no doubt help to shape and inform the next generation of patriots."

 

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