Wreaths Across America Convoy To Make Stop In Branford

December 11, 2018 - 10:37 am

BRANFORD, Conn. (WTIC) - A convoy of about a dozen tractor trailers with the annual Wreaths Across America initiative is set to stop in Branford today, on its way to the Arlington National Cemetery. 

At a state Capitol ceremony on Monday, Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman said the yearly event has been a high point of her time in office. 

"Connecticut is so proud to be part of Wreaths Across America, and the mission that they have," she said. "This is a moment to stand together, remember our veterans and their families, to reflect upon the sacrifices they made in service to freedom and democracy." 

The convoy will be escorted by state police for the Branford ceremony.

This Saturday, about a quarter million balsam wreaths will be laid at the grave sites of men and women at the Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, who made the ultimate sacrifice for this country. 

The Wreaths Across America initiative began in 1992.