WESTLAKE, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
TravelCenters of America LLC (TravelCenters), operator of the TA® and
Petro Stopping Centers® travel center brands, has announced its
participation in the Wreaths Across America (WAA) annual wreath-laying
ceremony. Working through the Truckload Carriers Association's (TCA)
coordination of wreath deliveries, a driver and truck from Over The Road
Distribution, TA's in-house distribution group will be among the many to
participate in the pick-up and delivery of wreaths from Harrington,
Maine to Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, DC, on Saturday,
"The trucking companies and drivers who dedicate their time to
delivering the wreaths are the true heroes of Wreaths Across America and
we are honored to have one of our trucks and drivers play such an
important role in this event," said Tom O'Brien, President and CEO of
TravelCenters. "We honor our veterans throughout the year during many
holidays, but the Christmas season is one of the most important times to
remember and show respect to the men and women who served our country."
Along the route to Arlington, trucks carrying wreaths, escort vehicles,
and veterans invited by Wreaths Across America will stop at the Petro
Stopping Centers location in Bordentown, NJ, on December 9. The drivers
and vets will be served dinner at the Iron Skillet®, and spread the WAA
message about the importance of remembering our fallen heroes and
honoring those who served.
More than 25,000 volunteers are expected to help place the projected
900,000 to one million veteran wreaths at Arlington on December 12, once
they are delivered. This is the most wreaths ever donated.
TCA has been coordinating the nationwide effort of organizing
professional truck driver and motor carrier donations of trucks, time
and fuel for the WAA annual event since 2012. The Wreaths Across
American organization is a not-for-profit charity that delivers
remembrance wreaths to military cemeteries all over the country. These
activities are made possible by volunteers who help raise funds to
sponsor the wreaths and participate in the event.
About TravelCenters of America LLC
TravelCenters of America LLC (TravelCenters), headquartered in Westlake,
Ohio, conducts business in 43 states and Canada, principally under the
TA® and Petro Stopping Centers® travel center brands and the Minit Mart®
convenience store brand. For more information on TravelCenters, TA, and
Petro Stopping Centers, please visit www.ta-petro.com.
For more information on Minit Mart, please visit www.minitmart.com.
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TravelCenters of America
Tom Liutkus, 440-808-7364
Source: TravelCenters - General
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