WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA CONVOY ESCORT TUESDAY 12/10/2019 PUTNAM CT TO OLD SAYBROOK CT

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The following mission information is posted for flagged vehicles involved in the escort.  SRC Greg Young will be RC and Safety Officer. The Bike or No Bike  decision will rest with CSP and Greg. 
See below for secondary stage information for arrival in Old Saybrook. 
Date: Tuesday 12/10/2019
Staging time: 0830 
Stage location: WALMART (Greg Young will be in the parking lot close to entrance)
625 School St. (Rte 44)  
Putnam, CT  
This is Exit 47 off I-395 Northbound or Southbound.  
 
There are gas station’s abutting Walmart.  Dunkin Donuts and/or MacDonald’s is 1/2 mile down the road from Walmart.  All vehicles will need to be gassed up, there will be no cutting back into the convoy if someone has to leave.
 
KSU: 0910 Sharp-no exceptions.  
It is imperative that any cages wanting to be in the escort must have Full sized flags safely attached or they will not be included in the convoy.  Motorcycles will not need the full sized Flags to be included in escort. 
Weather currently is predicting rain.  The motorcycle portion is weather permitting and will be determined by judgement of CSP morning of mission.

Secondary Stage Information

Tuesday 12/10/2019  11am.  Convoy is expected between 11:45 – 12:15. 
There is a program planned at the HS for 1pm with the Convoy departing the HS at approx 2pm 
A flag line will be established prior to the first driveway at the HS so the Convoy will pass the line as it enters the school property. 
Jenn Hauser will be in charge with flags on site. 

Old Saybrook Senior High School
1111 Boston Post Rd
Old Saybrook, CT  06475
Parking across the Street at
 Swan Funeral Home 
1224 Boston Post Rd
 Old Saybrook, CT 06475
Members are reminded that Personal Weapons are not permitted on school property. 
God Bless America, Our Troops and Our First Responders.
William F. Petras III (Skip)

Assistant State Captain
CT Patriot Guard Riders
860-463-5316 (cell)
860-358-9648 (fax)
 
Gregg Barratt “Flag 7”
State Captain
CT Patriot Guard Riders
860-392-9638 (cell)

Wreaths Across America 2013 Itinerary for Tuesday Dec 10th and Wed Dec 11th

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Wreaths Across America 2013 Itinerary

 Tuesday Dec 10th and Wed Dec 11th

Wreaths Across America 2013
Itinerary

Tuesday Dec 10, 2013
08:30 Cabela’s 475 East Hartford Blvd. East Hartford, CT Please arrive promptly for briefing and a short ceremony. 
09:00- 09:10 Depart for the Legislative Office Building Corner of Capitol Av and Broad St Hartford Parking will be on the access rd in front of the Armory.
09:30 Ceremony at the Wall of Honor Legislative Office Building.
10:05-10:15 Depart LOB for Edna C. Stevens School 25 Court St. Cromwell, CT. 
10:45-11:00 Arrive Cromwell.
11:30-11:45 Depart Cromwell for Cheshire High School 525 South Main St (RT 10) Cheshire, CT.
12:30-12:45 Arrive Cheshire High School.
1:30-1:40 Depart Cheshire for Old Saybrook. 
3:00pm (approx) Arrival in Old Saybrook. We will be staging adjacent to the Old Saybrook High school during the down time. There will be about 2-2.5 hours of down time in Old Saybrook as the ceremony will begin at approx 6pm next to the OS fire house. 

Wednesday Dec 11, 2013
08:15 Staging in Old Saybrook across from the Old Saybrook fire house ( Old OS Police Dept)
08:45 Depart Old Saybrook for East Lyme. 
09:10-09:15 Arrive Flanders Elementary School 167 Boston Post Rd. East Lyme, CT.
10:00-10:10 Depart Flanders Elementary for Norwich.
10:45–11:00 Arrive Chelsea Parade Norwich.
11:45-11:50 Depart Norwich for US Coast Guard Academy New London 
12:20-12:30 Arrive US Coast Guard Academy
1:00-1:10 Depart USCG Academy for USS Nautilus Museum Groton
1:30-1:40 Arrive USS Nautilus Museum Groton. Upon completion of USS Nautilus Museum ceremony, 2013 WAA CT tour is complete. 

Wreaths Across America Connecticut Schedule from William “Skip ” Petras CT PGR WAA Coordinator

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Hello all.
Hope this finds everyone well.  We have done it. Finally we have our stops for the CT 2013 Wreaths Across America convoy.  We are looking forward to this years adventure stopping at more new places and re-visiting stops from previous years.  Listed here are confirmed stops for this year.
 
Tuesday Dec 10, 2013
 
Cabela’s  East Hartford,  CT’s Wall of Honor Legislative Office Building, Hartford CT,  Edna C Stevens School, Cromwell CT, Cheshire High School, Cheshire CT, and the Old Saybrook Fire Department, Old Saybrook, CT.
 
Wednesday Dec 11, 2013
 
Flanders Elementary School, East Lyme,CT,  Norwich Green, Norwich, CT,  US Coast Guard Academy, New London, CT, and the USS Nautilus Museum, Groton CT.
 
I will be contacting and attempting to visit with all of the stops the next several weeks. For those new to this program Welcome and for those not so new, Thank you for having us back.
 
The timetable for our visit is being worked out at this time and I will forward that to you as it becomes available.  
 
Our convoy truck this year will be from Walmart and we look forward to working with the Walmart team again. New to us this year is Cabela’s and we are anxious to be working with them on a local level. They have been involved in the program at the corporate level before.
 
So please accept my sincere Thanks in advance for your participation and we look forward to bringing this program to your respective locations.
 
Respectfully,  William “Skip ” Petras  CT PGR  WAA Coordinator

Wreaths Across America Theme for 2012 Announced

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Posted on January 27th, 2012 in 2012  http://tinyurl.com/WAA-2012

Wreaths Across America Theme for 2012 Announced

This month the WAA Board of Directors met to recap the 2011 events and begin preparation for 2012. Last year was the first time the organization announced a theme for the year. 2011 marked the 20th year anniversary of the wreaths being donated to Arlington National Cemetery. Inspired by Board member and Vice Chair Sir Stanley Wojtusik the 2011 theme was “Giving the Christmas They Never Had.”

The theme for 2012 was announced as:

“Then, Now, and Forever – Let’s Make It Personal”

As Executive Director Karen Worcester explains, “the 2012 theme is all about recognizing the stories that are a deep rooted part of our heritage. We know from listening to many families who have lost a loved one in service to our Country, that their biggest fear is that their story – and all that made them who they are, might be forgotten. This is our way of saying, we won’t forget. We will never forget.”

Worcester added, “we are going to challenge all our volunteers this year, and especially our younger generations to look for, and capture the individual stories – because it is not about the number of wreaths placed – it is about seeing how many connections we can make.”

“Our goal is to make this year come alive in the stories, imaginations, and memories of all those who serve and sacrifice,” said Ms. Worcester. “I hope you will join us in making it personal.”

WAA 2011