Wreaths for Arlington Cemetery to Pass Through New Jersey
A convoy of trucks delivering the wreaths that will be placed at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia will stop in New Jersey tomorrow.
The first stop will be at Liberty State Park in Jersey City, where seven ceremonial wreaths will be laid at the Liberty Monument. Next, the convoy will travel to the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial at Holmdel. Ten wreaths will be laid there.
Each year, a convoy of trucks travels from Maine to Virginia to deliver the wreaths. This year the convoy is escorted by 14 Gold Star Families. The annual pilgrimage has become known as the world’s largest Veterans’ Parade, stopping at schools, monuments, Veteran Homes and communities throughout the route. The stops are a way to remind people how important it is to honor, remember and teach.
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