Wreaths Across America thanks truckers

| Thursday, September 20, 2012

Wreaths Across America, a national nonprofit whose mission is to remember the fallen, honor those who serve and their families, and teach children the value of freedom is offering a sincere thanks to the truck drivers and trucking companies that make possible what they do.

“Transportation services are absolutely critical to successfully execute an event of this size and scope,” says Karen Worcester, executive director of WAA. “Through the trucking communities’ donation of time, trucks and wreaths, professional truck drivers are helping to make our mission a reality. Their generosity is indicative of what we’re seeing nationwide – individuals coming together to ensure our veterans are not forgotten. We thank the drivers for their commitment to our cause and to the servicemen and women who gave everything for this country.”

In 2012, The Wreaths Across America National Museum, located in Columbia Falls, ME, unveiled a new exhibit honoring the truck drivers and trucking companies that have donated their time, services and expertise to the national nonprofit over the last 20 years. 

The organization began the tradition in 1992 of placing wreaths on the headstones of the nation’s fallen heroes at Arlington National Cemetery during the holidays. On Dec. 15 of this year, the group hopes to place 500,000 wreaths nationwide and overseas, including 250,000 at Arlington.

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