First Lady Ann LePage Joins the Wreaths Across America Convoy for the 5th Year in a Row
December 7, 2015
AUGUSTA, Maine – Maine’s First Lady Ann LePage joined Wreaths Across America in the activities and annual convoy – referred to as “The Arlington Project” - from Maine to Arlington National Cemetery this morning at the Elks Lodge, 1945 Congress Street in Portland.
“Shortly after Paul took office, I adopted the Wreaths Across America mission statement as my driving force - to remember the fallen, honor those who serve and their families, and teach our children the value of freedom,” Mrs. LePage said. “The placing of the wreaths in Arlington, and really the whole trip, is such a powerful experience. I can’t thank Wreaths Across America enough for all they do to honor our veterans.”
Since 1992, the Arlington project, has been the quiet mission of Morrill Worcester and his family. In 2006, internet stories fueled attention for his annual quest, and Worcester was contacted by the Patriot Guard Riders who generously offered their help with the project. Since then the Patriot Guard Riders have escorted the wreath trucks down the East Coast and taking several days to make the trip. This allows stops at schools, monuments, veterans’ homes and communities, and gives the group an opportunity to promote their mission: Remember-Honor and Teach. This “parade” of truckers, supporters, and well-wishers has become an annual event and teaching opportunity for Wreaths Across America, and a valued part of the Arlington Project.
For more information about Wreaths Across America, their mission, and to view the schedule of this year’s events, please visit http://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/events/escort-to-arlington/.