Wreaths Across America has reached out to OOIDA to help make this year’s project a success. Julie Bright is the location and logistics coordinator for Wreaths Across America. While it’s the “eleventh hour” for delivering wreaths to the graves of fallen soldiers, she says WAA still needs trucks.
Many OOIDA members participate in the project already, but more are needed.
Bright said Tuesday morning the convoy to Arlington is on the way, but that owner-operators who can help move the wreaths to designated cemeteries and memorial locations throughout the U.S. are still very much needed.
The main convoy is loaded and already en route to Arlington, due to arrive by Saturday, Dec. 14. Trucks are also hauling wreaths to more than 920 veteran cemeteries, a number that has grown 20 percent since 2012, and that’s where WAA still needs help.
The project needs trucks to handle the following: Maine to North Carolina area – multiple stops; Maine to Kansas; Maine to Nebraska; Kansas City, Mo., to Washington state. The program coordinators also need help moving wreaths from Maine to Houston – one stop – with full motorcycle escort.
If you can help, contact Julie Bright toll free at 877-385-9504 or email her at Julie@wreathsacrossamerica.org.
For details on the loads, contact Debbie Sparks at Dsparks@truckload.org as soon as possible.