Maine wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery. Photo courtesy of Wreaths Across America.

On the afternoon of Sunday, December 8, the Wreaths Across America convoy will make a stop at Lincoln Academy. The stop is one of hundreds of stops between the wreath’s origin in Columbia Falls, Maine and their final destination of Arlington Cemetery in Virginia.

At each stop the convoy of about 50 vehicles and participants in the convoy including veterans, Gold Star Families, and volunteers, join local communities honoring the Wreaths Across America values of “Remember, Honor, Teach: Remember the fallen, honor those that serve and their families, and teach the next generation about the value of freedom.” Each year, a new theme is chosen by the national organization to help local volunteers and supporters focus their messaging and outreach in our communities. This year, the theme is “everyone plays a part.”

The convoy is expected to stop on Academy Hill on December 8 in the afternoon (exact time to be announced), where participants will join members of the community in the LA gym. The Wreaths Across America organization will donate wreaths to the local community to honor local veterans, and the community will honor the convoy with a ceremony, including performances by local groups.

“We are incredibly honored that Wreaths Across America will make a stop at Lincoln Academy this year,” said Jake Abbott, Lincoln Academy Dean of Students and Director of Resident Life. “We are planning a ceremony that we hope will give veterans and Gold Star Families some sense of how grateful we are for their service. We hope local folks: veterans, families, organizations, and neighbors will come out and help us make this a very special day in Lincoln County.”

The public is invited to participate in the ceremony. The convoy is estimated to arrive around 3 pm, though details will be updated as the date gets closer. For more information about the Lincoln Academy Convoy Stop please contact at jabbott@lincolnacademy.org.