December 10, 2021
Dear Monroe-Woodbury families and staff,
The Monroe-Woodbury Central School District will be hosting the Wreaths Across America (WAA) annual escort, the country’s longest veterans’ parade, as it passes through the district on its way to Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C. The convoy will be making a planned stop at Monroe-Woodbury High School on Tuesday, December 14 at approximately 2:30 p.m.
Each December on National Wreaths Across America Day, the organization’s mission to Remember, Honor and Teach is carried out by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as at more than 2,500 additional locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea and abroad.
There will be a brief speaking program at the high school, including remarks by WAA Grand Co-Marshals, the National Anthem sung by members of the MWHS Voice Ensemble and a special wreath presentation by members of the Pine Tree Patriot Club.
Due to COVID restrictions, this is an invitation-only event. Everyone is encouraged to view the ceremony via livestream: https://events.locallive.tv/events/65500. If you wish to learn more about this organization, please visit the WAA website: www.wreaths across america.org.
PLEASE NOTE: At approximately 2:30 p.m. on December 14, Woodbury Police will be closing all traffic flowing through the 17/32 interchange from the State Route 17 overpass to the Nininger Road entrance ramp on Route 32, the Nininger Road traffic circle, the intersection of Nininger Road and Dunderberg Road, to the entrance of Monroe-Woodbury High School to allow the entire 53-vehicle convoy to enter the high school. Once the end of the convoy has passed through each of these points, all traffic will be reopened.
The estimated departure time of the convoy from the high school is 3:45 p.m. All the same traffic posts will once again be closed until the end of the convoy passes through and gets back on I-87 southbound.
Please be aware that there may be minor delays as the three-mile long convoy makes its way on and off campus. Times are approximate and are dependent upon the convoy’s travels. Thank you, in advance, for your understanding and patience. We are proud to welcome Wreaths Across America to Monroe-Woodbury.
Superintendent of Schools