The Wreaths Across America Convoy will stop at Lincoln Academy on Sunday, December 8 and impact Academy Hill Traffic for several hours. Local traffic should plan to use Mills Road between 3:30 and 5:30 pm on December 8.

On Sunday, December 8, 2019 Lincoln Academy will host the Wreaths Across America Convoy for a program honoring veterans with the theme: “Remember, Honor, Teach: Everyone Plays a Part.” The program will take place in the LA gym.

The Convoy, consisting of more than 50 vehicles and 12 tractor trailer trucks, and carrying over 100 Wreaths Across America volunteers, will park at the school during the event. While most of the vehicles will park on the LA campus, the tractor trailers will park on Academy Hill, blocking one lane of traffic for approximately one hour.

The public is invited to attend the event, joining hundreds of volunteers and local veterans who plan to be there. Local performers include the Renys Rockets, the Bristol Consolidated School School Air Devils jump roping team, the LA Lincolnaires, and the Y Arts Children’s Choir. Don Carrigan (Channel 6 correspondent and LA Class of 1969) will serve as host. Children from local elementary and pre schools will greet veterans and lead the Pledge of Allegiance.

The Convoy is scheduled to arrive at 4 pm (after traveling through downtown Damariscotta and Newcastle around 3:45 pm) and the program planned for 4:15-5 pm, however, the Convoy’s arrival is subject to traffic and weather, and may run early or late. Guests are asked to arrive in the LA gym by about 3 pm, and to carpool if possible to maximize parking on the LA campus.

Local residents should be advised that travel over Academy Hill will be affected on Sunday afternoon between the hours of 3:30 and 5:30 pm. Academy Hill residents should plan accordingly. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office will provide traffic control for this event. Using Mills Road when possible will avoid the congestion.

“The LA community is incredibly honored to host the veterans, Gold Star Families, and volunteers that travel with the Wreaths Across America Convoy to lay Maine wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery,” said Jake Abbott, LA Dean of Students and Director of Resident Life, who is coordinating the event. “We are grateful to the police and sheriff’s departments and local First Responders for helping make this exciting event possible.”

Any questions about the Wreaths Across America Convoy Stop can be directed to Jake Abbott, LA Dean of Students and Director of Resident Life at jabbott@lincolnacademy.org.