Wreaths Across America | Maine Photographers
I was excited to hear that Wreaths Across America was making a stop at my daughters school on their way to Arlington Cemetery. It’s a great learning experience for the kids and a great way to honor those lost in war. It’s also a huge event for Maine!
For those who aren’t familiar with Wreaths Across America, every late fall/early winter in Northern Maine truckloads of wreaths are made, loaded up and transported in a huge convoy all the way to Arlington National Cemetery. Along the way they stop at schools and towns to honor families of local fallen heroes. We had the honor of hosting several Gold Star mothers at Jameson Elementary School this year on December 10th.
Fueled by coffee and donuts (Holy Donuts) the students at Jameson greeted the convoy outside waving flags and the band performed several songs and a flag raising ceremony. Afterwards everyone came inside for a presentation by the students. My oldest was part of a group singing a song and my youngest was one of the students chosen to place a gold star on the handprint wreath. It was super sweet! Although I’m not sure either really grasped the significance of the event, I’m sure they’ll fully understand it one day.
I even got to run into one of my former brides outside in the convoy! As a member of the Bangor PD, her and her partner were one of the escort cars!
Wreaths Across America
to learn more about the organization and to support them, click over to their site: Wreaths Across America
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