Union’s Joyce Grotton and Jefferson’s Linda Billings participated in “the world’s largest veterans’ parade"

Wreaths Across America ambassador, participants to speak in Union, Sept. 13

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UNION — Learn about the Wreaths Across America organization and about opportunities to participate in some of the events that are available to veterans and their families, Wednesday, Sept. 13, at 7 p.m., at Vose Library or via Zoom.

Each year in December, the Wreaths Across America program delivers wreaths made in Columbia Falls to veterans’ cemeteries and monuments throughout the United States. The wreath-laying that began more than 30 years ago is still held annually on the second or third Saturday of December.

WAA's annual pilgrimage from Harrington to Arlington National Cemetery has become known as “the world’s largest veterans’ parade," according to Vose Library, in a news release. Every year the convoy of trucks, local law enforcement, staff and supporters stop at schools, monuments, veterans’ homes, and communities along the way to talk about the Wreaths Across America mission and remind people how important it is to remember, honor and teach. 

At the program on Sept.13, Vose Library will meet Fred Thompson, a WAA ambassador and his wife, Diane. They are from Gardiner, and will be giving an overview of WAA. Also helping with the program are Joyce Grotton, from Union, and Linda Billings, from Jefferson, who participated in the 2017 Convoy to Arlington, and will talk about their experiences and share some photographs as well. 

Vose Library’s patrons and friends are invited to this Wreaths Across America program. You can attend in person or Zoom is available. Call (207-785-4733), email (librarian@voselibrary.org) or stop by Vose Library for more information or to receive a Zoom registration link.

Vose Library is located at 392 Common Road, in Union, Maine.


In-person events are subject to transition to fully virtual should COVID-19 impact our ability to meet in person.

Event Date: 

Wed, 09/13/2023 - 7:00pm

Event Location: 

Vose Library and Zoom


392 Common Road
Union, ME 04862
United States