On Thursday, December 14, the Wreaths Across America convoy, consisting of approximately 15 tractor trailers carrying wreaths to be placed on the graves of veterans, traveled through Milford. The convoy began in Maine and ended its tour in Arlington National Cemetery.
The day began with a ceremony in Middletown before the convoy traveled past Dover Air Force Base, through Milford and finally to the Harrington Fire Company where there was a mobile education exhibit available to the public.
Doug Poore of the Greater Harrington Historical Society has been an active supporter of the Wreath’s Across America program, spearheading it in the First State and encouraging groups to participate. Poore explained that this was the first time the organization asked to stop in Delaware, and he was thrilled to have such an event highlight the area communities who are strong supporters.
Various wreath laying ceremonies were planned for Saturday, December 16 in various cemeteries throughout the state, including the Delaware Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery in Millsboro and in Bear.
Wreath’s Across America is designed to remember the fallen, honor those who serve and teach children the value of freedom. In 2023, 267 wreaths were sponsored which was over 167 percent over the initial goal set.
To learn more about Wreaths Across America, visit https://wreathsacrossamerica.org.
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