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.
Volunteers are expected to deliver and help place more than 250,000 veteran wreaths at Arlington alone. These volunteers include dozens of trucking companies that contribute trucks, drivers’ time and fuel to help the cause.
TravelCenters of America is proud to support National Wreaths Across America Day. On Wednesday, Dec. 11, volunteers and veterans assisting in the wreath-laying effort will be welcomed to the Petro travel center, located on I-295 in Bordentown, New Jersey, for dinner at the Iron Skillet restaurant. All in attendance will share a meal and listen to a message of honor and remembrance for our veterans and fallen heroes.
WAA is a not-for-profit charity whose activities are made possible by volunteers who participate in the events and raise funds to sponsor the wreaths. To donate a wreath or to find a ceremony near you, visit www.wreathsacrossamerica.org.