Numerous trucking companies will be part of this year's convoy to deliver memorial wreaths to Arlington National Cemetery for placement on the graves of veterans.
Wreaths Across America’s annual “Escort to Arlington” kicks off Saturday, Dec. 9. The official route, which can be viewed here, will travel down the East Coast, stopping at schools, memorials, and other locations.
Stops with public events will be held in Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Washington D.C., before arriving at Arlington National Cemetery on the morning of Saturday, Dec. 16 – National Wreaths Across America Day.
The Escort to Arlington this year includes
- Baylor Trucking
- Budd Van Lines
- Saia LTL
- Schneider National
- Witte Bros. Exchange, Inc.
- Hartt Transportation Systems, Inc.
- Delhaize Transportation LLC (DBA Hannaford Supermarkets)
- American Trucking Associations – Workforce Heroes
- Cargo Transporters, Inc.
- Prime Inc.
- Tyson Foods, Inc.
- Walmart Transportation
- Pottles Transportation
These carriers will haul a portion of the sponsored veterans’ wreaths heading to Arlington National Cemetery for placement on Saturday, Dec. 16.
Load One Carriers will once again serve as the ceremonial wreath transporter for the week.
For the ninth year in a row Chevrolet, has provided the 12 wrapped escort vehicles that will transport participating Gold Star families and veterans during the week-long trip. In addition, Chevrolet has also sponsored 4,000 veterans’ wreaths for placement at Arlington National Cemetery.
National Wreaths Across America Day ceremonies are happening at more than 4,000 participating locations across the country on Saturday, Dec. 16, These events are free and open to all people. To find a participating location near you to support and/or volunteer to place wreaths, click here.
In total, 259,000 sponsored veterans’ wreaths are needed to reach the goal of placing a wreath on every eligible marker at Arlington National Cemetery.