2022 Escort to Arlington

The country’s longest veterans’ parade – Wreaths Across America’s annual escort to Arlington National Cemetery – kicks off on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022. Following is the initnery for planned stops along the weeklong route. Please note, times and locations are subject to change. Please keep an eye out for local media coverage in advance of this year’s events in your area.

Saturday, December 10

6:30 AM

Arrive at West Quoddy Head Light Sunrise Service, S Lubec Rd, Lubec, ME

12:00 PM

Honoring Allies Remembering Together (H.A.R.T.) Ceremony, Canadian border in Calais, ME

Sunday, December 11

7:45AM

Escort Leaves Narraguagus School in Harrington, ME

9:00 AM

Arrive at Maine Coast Mall, 225 High St. Ellsworth, ME

12:45 PM

Arrive at Hannaford, 33 Hannaford Dr., China, ME

2:35 PM

Arrive at McMahon Elementary School, 151 N Temple St., Lewiston, ME

5:45 PM

Arrive at Deering Oaks, Portland, ME (parade staging)

6:00 PM

Veterans’ Parade proceeds down Congress St., Portland, ME

6:45 PM

Arrive at Ocean Gateway, Portland, ME

Monday, December 12

7:45AM

Escort leaves Ocean Gateway, Portland, ME

9:15AM

Arrive at Biddeford Middle School, 25 Tiger Rd. Biddeford, ME

1:00 PM

Arrive at Eliot Elementary School, 1298 State Rd., Eliot, ME

5:15 PM

Arrive at American Legion Post, 20 Webster St. Jaffrey, NH

Tuesday, December 13

9:30 AM

Arrive at New Britain High School, 110 Mill St., New Britain, CT

12:45 PM

Arrive at Western Connecticut State University, 43 Lake Ave. Ext., Danbury, CT

4:45 PM

Arrive at Passaic County Technical Institute, 45 Reinhardt Rd., Wayne, NJ

Wednesday, December 14

9:30 AM

Arrive at Thorne Middle School, 70 Murphy Rd, Port Monmouth, NJ

12:00 PM

Arrive at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, 1 Memorial Ln, Holmdel, NJ

4:00 PM

Arrive at Montgomery Upper Middle School, 375 Burnt Hill Rd, Skillman, NJ

7:00 PM

Arrive at Bordentown Township Senior Center, 3 Municipal Dr, Fieldsboro, NJ

Thursday, December 15

8:45AM

Arrive at Delaware County Veterans’ Memorial, 4599 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, PA

11:55 AM

Arrive at Delaware Technical Community College, 400 Stanton Christiana Rd d201, Newark, DE

3:15 PM

Arrive at Goldsboro Fire Department, Old Line Rd, Goldsboro, MD

6:15 PM

Arrive at American Legion Post 278 Kent Island, 800 Romancoke Rd, Stevensville, MD

Friday, December 16

9:15 AM

Escort lines road in front of American Legion

10:45AM

Arrive at Capital Plaza Mall, Intersection of Annapolis Rd.

11:00 AM

Wreath Laying at the Pentagon along the fence line, limited public access

12:15 PM

Wreath laying at Vietnam / Korean Memorial / WWII Memorials

Saturday, December 17 - NATIONAL WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA DAY

8:00 AM

Gates Open at Arlington National Cemetery, Wreath Laying Commences

10:00 AM

Wreath Laying Ceremony at President Taft

10:30 AM

Wreath Laying Ceremony at JFK

11:00 AM

Wreath Laying Ceremony at RFK

11:30 AM

Wreath Laying Ceremony at U.S.S. Maine

12:00 PM

Wreath Laying Ceremony at Tomb of the Unknown

The following is the general route the escort with take throughout the week long trip. This is subject to change based on time restraints and safety. However, we know how much the public likes to come out and cheer on the escort’s arrival to different communities, and we LOVE to see it. So following is a snapshot of where you can expect to see the escort traveling.

Harrington to Ellsworth – Route 1 South

Ellsworth to China – Route 1 South, Route 3 West

China to Lewiston – Route 3 West, I-95 South, Route 9, Route 126

Lewiston to Portland – I-95, Route 100/26

Portland to Biddeford – Route 1

Biddeford to Eliot – Route 1, detour through York Village, Route 236

Eliot to Jaffrey, NH – I-95, Route 101

Jaffrey, NH to Leominster, MA – Route 202, 12, 140, 2

Leominster, MA to New Britain, CT – I-190, I-290, I-90, I-84

New Britain, CT to Danbury, CT – I-84

Danbury, CT to Wayne, NJ – I-84, I-684, I-287, Garden State Parkway, I-80

Wayne, NJ to Elizabeth, NJ – Route 19, Garden State Parkway, I-78

Elizabeth, NJ to Port Monmouth, NJ – I-95, Garden State Parkway, Routes 35 & 36

Port Monmouth, NJ to Holmdel, NJ – Routes 35 & 36, Garden State Parkway

Holmdel, NJ to Skillman, NJ – Garden State Parkway, I-287

Skillman, NJ to Bordentown, NJ – I-295

Bordentown, NJ to Newtown Square, PA – Route 130, I-276, I-476

Newtown Square, PA to Newark, DE – Route 3, Providence Rd, Route 252, Route 1, I-476, I-95, I-495, I-95

Newark, DE to Goldsboro, MD – Route 1/13, Route 300/11

Goldsboro, MD to Stevensville, MD – Route 313, 304, 312, 301, Route 50

Stevensville, MD to Landover, MD – Route 50