Wreaths Across America convoy to begin Saturday, December 8th

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COLUMBIA FALLS, Maine (WABI) - Wreaths Across America will hit the road for Arlington National Cemetery Saturday.

This past weekend, the organization visited a French cemetery in Normandy.

Over 9,000 veterans' wreaths were placed on the graves of United States service members who were laid to rest at Normandy-American cemetery.

The Normandy event represents the first time the Maine made wreaths were placed on foreign soil.

December 15th marks the official day of wreath laying at cemeteries here in Maine as well at Arlington National Cemetery.

This Saturday the 8th, the convoy begins its journey with a sunrise service at West Quoddy Headlight in Lubec.

From there, they will travel to Calais and on to Harrington where they will stop for the evening.

Sunday they head out again, making stops in Ellsworth, Thorndike, and Augusta.

The Augusta ceremony will include a veterans appreciation rally and a concert.

Saturday, December 8
• 6:53AM Sunrise Service at West Quoddy Headlight
Lubec, Maine
• 8:30AM Breakfast at Washington County Community College
Calais, Maine
• 10:00AM HART Ceremony on Bridge in Calais
180, International Avenue, Calais, Maine
• TBD Afternoon event - Truckers Appreciation Dinner at WAA HQ
180, International Avenue, Calais, Maine
• TBD Evening event - Narraguagus High School (NHS)
Harrington, Maine

Sunday, December 9
• 8AM Escort leaves NHS
Rolling Stop at Hancock Church
• 9AM Arrival at Maine Coast Mall
Ellsworth, Maine
9:15AM Ceremony begins (45 minutes)
• 11:30AM Arrival at Mt. View Junior & Senior High School
Thorndike, Maine
11:45AM Ceremony begins (one hour)
• 2:00PM Arrive at Augusta Civic Center
Augusta, Maine
2:30-4:00 PM FREE Veterans Appreciation Rally Featuring a Performance by the Six String Soldiers
• 5:15PM Arrive at Brunswick American Legion
No event at this stop.
Monday, December 10
• 9:00 AM Arrival at Jameson School
Orchard Beach, Maine 9:15AM Ceremony begins (one and a quarter hour long)
• 11:30 Arrival at Kittery Trading Post
Kittery, Maine 11:45PM Ceremony begins (45 mins long)