TCA donates space to Wreaths Across America

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Wreaths Across America places memorial wreaths on the graves of veterans including those at Arlington National Cemetery.

The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) has donated office space to Wreaths Across America (WAA) at its Alexandria, Va., headquarters.

WAA’s new satellite office will allow the veterans-focused organization to have a stronger presence in the Washington, D.C. area, according to the TCS.

Tobin Slaven, of the WAA, said the new office will organization to do more fundraising around Washington, D.C.

“That is really important because a lot of folks know about the laying of the wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery each December, but they incorrectly assume that the government does it,” Slaven said. “It’s actually a project that was started in 1992 by a local wreath company in Maine. Today it’s run by WAA, and it’s our signature event among many other initiatives designed to remember the fallen, honor those who serve in the military, and teach children about the value of their service.”

Wreaths Across America was formed as an extension of The Arlington Wreath Project, with over 700 participating locations in all 50 states as well as 24 national veteran cemeteries on foreign soil. Now, the organization has over 900 participating locations.