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Escort to Arlington

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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