Wreaths Across America Seeking 20 More Truckers
Tuesday, Dec 9 2014 Brandon Hicks
The Holiday season is all about giving back, and it’s not too late to do just that by helping out Wreaths Across America. Wreaths Across America still needs the help of trucking companies to secure the total number of trucks needed to haul remembrance wreaths to veterans cemeteries across the nation this holiday season. According to TCA, Wreaths Across America is still in need of at least 20 drivers to cover their remaining loads.
In 2013, over 500,000 wreaths were delivered to nearly 900 veterans cemeteries across the US. This year Wreaths Across America has a special goal to place wreaths on every gravestone at Arlington National Cemetery in honor of its 150 Anniversary.
This view of Arlington National Cemetery from 2013, from the Wreaths Across America.
This mission wouldn’t be possible without the help of the trucking industry -- specifically, truck drivers. Luckily, truckers have a variety of ways they can contribute to Wreaths Across America’s mission. Truckers can sign up for a route online to deliver wreaths to one of the cemeteries. Additionally, even if you are unable to commit to haul wreaths, companies and owner-operators can donate funds to help Wreaths Across America cover the costs of their mission.
The Truckload Carriers Association has set up a Wreaths Across America-specific website for truckers to visit in order to learn about how to get involved, and even sign up for a route.
Help to ensure that no veteran grave is bare this Holiday season. Help support Wreaths Across America today!
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