Wreaths Across America , the escorted convoy of wreaths that truck from Maine to Arlington Cemetary in order to place wreaths at 500 local memorials to fallen soldiers today arrived at the Kemper Memorial in Mamaroneck.
Over 100 people watched as the Mamaroneck Village Honor Guard placed the wreath at the monument on the grounds of Mamaroneck High School.
Among those in attendance were high school students, local politicians, Kemper Park board members, school board members, members of the local VFW, police cars from New York and other states and Westchester County, the Maine Civil Air Patrol, and a convoy of motorcycles and trucks that stretched from the Starbucks parking lot to the Town Center entrance on the Boston Post Road.
video- Catherine Wachs
In eloquent comments, (see video) Karen Worcester of Worcester Wreath Company asked the students in attendance to learn about the lives of every local soldier whose name is on the Kemper Memorial by this time next year.
"It will become part of your history," Worcester said, "Not just etchings on a wall."