The organization that works to ensure there are holiday memorial wreaths on the graves of military veterans is approaching its delivery day and still needs the help of some drivers.
Don Queeney, director of transportation for Wreaths Across America, said the organization seeks drivers to make deliveries Saturday, Dec. 14. That is Wreaths Across America Day when wreaths from Maine will be laid on the graves of military veterans at more than 1,600 locations across the U.S. and abroad. Queeney said some 2.2 million wreaths will be delivered to cemeteries and memorials including Arlington National Cemetery near Washington, D.C.
Queeney said the group’s efforts require as many 600 truckloads. “We have loads (from) Maine to all points in Florida, Colorado, along the East Coast,” he said.