The annual Wreaths Across America convoy will get under way Sunday morning in Harrington.

Four trucks carrying 5,000 wreaths will drive along Route 1, making stops in Hermon and Belfast before arriving at Cheverus High School in Portland about 5:15 Sunday evening.

Col. Dan LeClair, commander of the Maine Wing of the Civil Air Patrol, said the convoy will resume its 750-mile-long trip to Arlington National Cemetery on Monday morning, with stops planned at Wells Middle School and the Kittery Trading Post.

The convoy, which will be escorted by Maine State Police and motorcyclists from the Patriot Guard Riders, will pass through nine states before arriving in Bel-Air, Md., on Dec. 10.

Crafted by the Worcester Wreath Co. in Harrington, the balsam fir wreaths will be placed on the graves of war veterans on the morning of Dec. 11. The Civil Air Patrol is partnering with the wreath company to make sure the wreaths reach their destination.

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