Vietnam veteran Bob Emmons will discuss his experience bringing wreaths from Maine to Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia at a special 3 p.m. presentation on Friday, Jan. 27 at Schooner Cove, 35 Schooner St., Damariscotta.
A participant in the Wreaths Across America program, Emmons traveled as part of the convoy from Portland to Arlington. He was one of more than 44,000 people to help place 245,000 wreaths at the Arlington National Cemetery in December of last year — one for each marker in the cemetery. According to Wreaths Across America, 1.2 million remembrance wreaths were placed at 1,228 locations nationwide.
Emmons was joined by his son Lee and other veterans and their families, including a World War II veteran. According to Emmons, the trek was very emotional, particularly being with the Gold Star mothers and wives, one of whom was from Lincoln County.
For more information and/or to RSVP for Emmons’ talk, contact Karen Westhaver, executive director of Schooner Cove, by phone at 563-4001 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.