Old Saybrook is the major official stop in CT on WAA’s journey to Arlington National Cemetery, where the group will place wreaths on the graves of thousands of fallen soldiers. The town turned out in force last year to honor the traveling caravan and its work to honor this nation’s veterans, so the group decided to make the shoreline town a major stop again this year.
A wreath-laying at the Town Green War Memorial on Main Street will be held on Dec 9, at 5:30pm, and special ceremonies will be held at the Old Saybrook High School at 1111 Boston Post Road at 7:30pm. Admission is free and open to the public.
As part of the town’s special tribute, Lt. Governor Michael Fedele, Attorney General Richard Blumenthal and Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz are scheduled to meet the WAA team and the “Patriot Guard Riders,” before they continue their holiday journey toward Arlington.
“We’re honored to be able to pay tribute again this year to WAA and its message of honoring our veterans,” says Max Sabrin, one of the event coordinators and a member of the all-volunteer Old Saybrook Fire Department. Max says this year’s second annual tribute will include local CT veterans, citizen volunteers, as well as high school students, local Boy Scouts, and the Color/Honor Guards from the U.S. Navy Sub Base, the U.S.Coast Guard, the Old Saybrook PD, the Old Saybrook FD and the CT State Police.