Dozens of truckloads, thousands of volunteers and hundreds of thousands of wreaths made their way to Arlington National Cemetery Saturday, Dec. 14, for Wreaths Across America’s annual wreath laying ceremony that honors the country’s fallen heroes.
Trucking companies — and the industry at large — must organize each year to make it happen. This year, 41 tractor-trailers made the trip to Arlington carrying 143,000 wreaths, and after an opening ceremony in which Wreaths Across America founder Karen Worcester spoke about the foundation’s beginnings and its “remember, honor and teach” mission.
Prime Inc., Schneider National, Baylor Trucking, Hartt Transportation, Pottle’s Transportation and several other trucking companies showed up to the event toting loads of wreaths for volunteers to place on the headstones of fallen veterans.
Below is photo gallery from the scenes at Arlington this weekend. CCJ sister site Ovedrive has a full story from the annual wreath laying ceremony. CCJ also published an in-depth story in November on the origins of Wreaths Across America and how it grew to where it is today — Click here to read it.
Photos below are by Brad Bentley, unless noted otherwise.