On Saturday, Dec. 16, thousands of volunteers will participate in wreath-laying ceremonies all over the nation, as well as abroad, to remember the lives of fallen veterans and give thanks for their service to our country. In addition to funding the purchase of the wreaths, Omnitracs employees will take part in ceremonies in the following locations:
- Dallas, Texas
- Arlington, Virginia
- Minneapolis, Minnesota
- San Diego, California
“Omnitracs is honored to support Wreaths Across America as we join them in honoring the lives of our fallen U.S. veterans,” said John Graham, CEO at Omnitracs. “The program’s mission to remember, honor and teach is one we are committed to furthering through monetary and volunteer support for many years to come.”
Trucking companies, and almost 100 of Omnitracs customers, donate their time and services to fill more than 300 trucks with wreaths that are delivered to more than 1,200 participating cemeteries.
“Wreaths Across America serves a cause that is close to our hearts – more than 10 percent of our drivers are veterans and several of my family members have served overseas,” said Sherri Garner Brumbaugh, president and CEO of Garner Trucking. “We’re honored to participate in the convoy and recognize those who have selflessly served our country.”
On National Wreaths Across America Day, each truck carries approximately 4,700 wreaths. It takes 52 trucks to deliver 246,000 wreaths to Arlington National Cemetery alone.
“Our annual wreath-laying ceremonies are about gathering together to keep the memory of our nation’s veterans alive, while teaching younger generations about the value of freedom,” said Karen Worcester, executive director of Wreaths Across America. “It’s a small act of kindness that we feel is so important, particularly during the holiday season, and we are grateful to companies like Omnitracs and Garner Trucking that make it possible.”