W3R Delaware’s Bill Conley Welcomes Wreaths Across America

December 16th, 2019 News

President of the Delaware chapter of W3R, Bill Conley, had the honor of coordinating and welcoming the 55 vehicle “Wreaths Across America” convoy as it passed through on its journey from Maine to Arlington Ceremony. During the ceremony, 20 Gold Star families from Delaware and nearby states were honored with special wreaths donated by the WAA family.

The Wreaths Across America project was started in 1992 by Morrill Worcester, owner of Worcester Wreath Company, in Harrington, Maine. His goal was to provide wreaths for every grave in Arlington Cemetary. It has grown tremendously to 300 additional military cemeteries in America and 24 overseas. The ceremony took place at Glasgow High School in Newark, Delaware, where Bill previously had taught, coached and administrated.

Part of the 55 vehicle convoy

W3R Delaware president Bill Conley speaking at Glasgow High School for the event

Air Force ROTC cadets under LTC Mark Heck and Ms. Judy Campbell, their coordinator

Gold Star Families receiving wreaths from cadets