MACHIAS — The annual convoy of trucks from Down East bearing thousands for wreaths for Arlington National Cemetery begins its trek next weekend.

The trucks leave from Harrington, home to the Worcester Wreath Co., which each year donates wreathes to honor veterans at the cemetery in Arlington, Va.

The Patriot Guard Riders, a national motorcycle group dedicated to patriotic events, are escorting the tractor trailers as they travel through and stop for ceremonies in eight states before arriving at Arlington National Cemetery.

This is the 19th year that Morrill Worcester has provided wreaths since he started the event in 1992.