Wreaths Across America (WAA) makes another appearance in Windham as they return to Maine and Columbia Falls to drop off the vehicles for another year.
After the receiving great fanfare on Sunday, December 10 the Wreaths Across America convoy made a brief stop at the Windham Veteran Center (WVC) on Monday, Dec 18 to place wreaths in the Center’s Memorial Garden.
The WAA team had their traditional breakfast at Chutes in North Windham and then proceeded with horns blaring through North Windham to the WVC. At the WVC, Lil Charron, the events coordinator for WAA passed out seven wreaths, each representing a military service to a veteran from that branch of service and one pow wreath.
The wreaths were then placed in the snow-covered garden on the veteran’s stone that had the appropriate service logo affixed to the stone. After the brief ceremony, all returned to the warmth of the WVC for coffee.
Charron took the opportunity to pass out a wreath to each veteran and to honor the Vietnam-era Veterans assembled with a WAA T-shirt and cap.
Charron indicated that this was her last WAA trip as the event coordinator and that she would be moving back to the Cumberland area to be near family.