What a fitting day , December 7th, for Wreaths Across America to start their trek, from Harrington, Maine to Arlington National Cemetery. Now in it's 23rd year, the goal is to have all of the over 230,000 tombs at Arlington National Cemetery receive a wreath on December 13, 2014. As of Friday, December 5th, they were still 36,000 short of their goal. To make a $15.00 donation, to cover the cost of the wreath, you may click HERE. Last year, Wreaths Across America placed 143,000 wreaths, but that still left them over 87,000 short of their goal of placing a Remembrance Wreath on every marker.

The convoy was scheduled to make the following stops in Maine on Sunday, December 7th:  8:00 a.m. Narraguagus High School ; 10:30 a.m. American Legion Post 207 in Trenton ;1:30 p.m. First Church in Belfast, Belfast and 5:00 p.m. Cheverus High School, Portland.

I caught up with the convoy as it left the American Legion Post 207 in Trenton and drove past Pat's Pizza on High Street in Ellsworth. As it drove past the Walmart in Ellsworth, it was joined by approximately 10 tractor trailers. It was amazing to watch the Patriot Riders riding their motorcycles in 23 degree weather with the windchill at 7!  It was a very moving scene, when you consider today is Pearl Harbor Day, the day we remember when the Pacific Fleet was attacked 73 years ago, on December 7, 1941.

Photo Chris Popper Townsquare Media

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