Each year, Wreaths Across America, with the help of volunteer truck drivers, delivers wreaths to the grave sites of thousands who have sacrificed their lives for our country.
“WAA is a nonprofit organization whose mission to “remember, honor and teach” is carried out each year with annual wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery and nearly 800 veteran locations across the country and overseas. Last year, the organization marked its 20th year making the trip to Arlington with the placement of nearly 90,000 remembrance wreaths,” The Trucker reported.
225,000 wreaths will be delivered in 2012.
This year, the TCA and WAA will work together to coordinate loads and deliveries of the wreaths. The TCA has launched the website www.TruckloadofRespect.com. Donations can be made at the site.
“Without the support of trucking companies, the countless lives that we’ve already honored through our work would not have been possible,” said Karen Worcester, executive director, Wreaths Across America. “This collaboration further solidifies the tremendously positive relationship we’ve had with the trucking community for years now, and is indicative of their belief in the value of our cause. With partners like TCA, we are that much closer to the day when we can pay personal tribute to every fallen veteran.”
“Truckload carriers and their drivers are proud of their role in keeping the nation up and running, but delivering these wreaths is special to us,” said Chris Burruss, TCA president and United States Marine Corps veteran. “This program has given us the chance to express our gratitude to the men and women who defend this nation, and we want to do everything we can to ensure its continued success.”