In all, 2.2 million wreaths were delivered to cemeteries nationwide and abroad to be placed on veterans’ gravestones as part of Wreaths Across America’s mission to “Remember the fallen, Honor those that serve and their families, and Teach the next generation the value of freedom.” At Arlington National Cemetery alone, 38,000 volunteers placed 254,000 wreaths.
“The theme for Wreaths Across America this year has been ‘everyone plays a part,’ and I am reminded daily how true this statement really is,” said Karen Worcester, executive director of Wreaths Across America. “As we grow to include new communities and honor and remember more veterans each year, it is clear, there is no role too small. We are grateful and humbled by the outpouring of support across the country.”
J.B. Hunt was one of many fleets that helped make National Wreaths Across America Day happen this year. This marked the fleet’s sixth consecutive year volunteering with WAA, with 86 of the fleet’s drivers delivering wreaths to cemeteries throughout the country.
“This is one of our favorite events of the year at J.B. Hunt,” said John Roberts, president and CEO of J.B. Hunt. “We consider veterans to be an extended part of our family, and we proudly participate in this event each year to show the highways of North America that we will never forget your service.”