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We’re Helping Honor Fallen Heroes for National Wreaths Across America Day

Wreaths across america grave site.

Hundreds of thousands of veteran wreaths, most driven by professional truck drivers, are on their way to Arlington National Cemetery in Washington D.C., for Wreaths Across America (WAA) Day on Saturday, Dec. 14. The day is devoted to honoring and remembering fallen veterans and includes wreath-laying ceremonies at more than 1,500 locations across the country, at sea and abroad, with the largest at Arlington National Cemetery.

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Should We Be Celebrating the Second of July?

 

July 4th at TA-Petro

According to a letter written by John Adams, the second day of July in 1776 will be the most memorable day in the history of America. In his words, July 2 “Ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shews, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires and illuminations from one end of this continent to the other from this time forward forever more.”

So why does America celebrate July 4 as Independence Day?

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