Truckers Help Wreaths Across America Reach Cemeteries Far and Wide
They're delivering holiday greenery to military service members' tombs
As the holiday season kicks into high gear, the trucking industry is once again getting into the spirit by helping a nonprofit bring holiday greenery to cemeteries where military service members are laid to rest.
Each year, Wreaths Across America—a nonprofit formed by the Worcester Wreath Company in 2007 but with roots in a tradition the company started in 1992—has coordinated the placement of wreaths on grave sites at veterans’ cemeteries across the country on National Wreaths Across America Day. This year’s event is taking place this Saturday.
WAA has expanded the event far beyond Arlington National Cemetery, where the tradition began. This year, wreaths will be placed at more than 1,400 participating locations, including, for the first time, a cemetery outside the U.S. On December 1, the nonprofit delivered more than 9,000 wreaths to France’s Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial.
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