Petro Bordentown Hosts Volunteers of National Wreaths Across America Day
TravelCenters of America is proud to support Wreaths Across America (WAA)’s National Wreaths Across America Day, a day devoted to honoring and remembering fallen veterans. Over 250,000 veteran wreaths, most driven by professional truck drivers, are on their last leg of their journey to Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C., to be placed on veteran graves. On Sat., Dec. 14, WAA will hold wreath-laying ceremonies at more than 1,600 locations across the country, at sea and abroad, with the largest at Arlington National Cemetery.
Volunteers and veterans were invited make a stop in their journey at the Petro located on I-295 in Bordentown, N.J., for dinner at the travel center’s Iron Skillet restaurant on Wed. Dec. 11. Escorted into the facility by the state police, Bordentown Iron Skillet hosted 150 volunteers and veterans.
“It was a perfect night to host the men and women on their drive to deliver 250,000 wreaths this Saturday, December 14, to Arlington National Cemetery,” said Scott Anderson, general manager of Petro Bordentown.
The Wreaths Across America organization 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.