National Wreaths Across America Day
This Saturday, December 16, 2017, is National Wreaths Across America Day. During December, wreaths are transported to veterans’ cemeteries where they’ll be placed on every single grave. Not only does this take place at Arlington National Cemetery, but at over 1,200 additional locations as well. Volunteers come from all over the country to make this special event possible.
It’s encouraged by volunteers to say the veteran’s name aloud and take a moment to thank him or her for their service to our country. According to Karen Worcester, Executive Director of Wreaths Across America, “we are not here to ‘decorate graves.’ We’re here to remember not their deaths, but their lives.”
This year, Arpin is proud to announce that our agents and drivers will be covering 26 full trailer loads of wreaths, which exceeds last year’s total of 19! Thank you to the following participants for making this possible:
- AAA Movers – Crystal, MN
- Allen’s Moving Service of Fayetteville – Fayetteville, NC
- Apple Transfer – Fredericksburg, VA (2 loads)
- Arpin of RI – West Warwick, RI & Jerry Plante (an outstanding 4 loads again just like last year!)
- Bristol-Plymouth Moving & Storage – Fall River, MA
- Greater Dayton Moving & Storage – Dayton, OH
- Hampton Roads Moving & Storage – Suffolk, VA (an outstanding 3 loads) & the Grandfather of the Arpin/WAA connection, Don Queeney (and his tireless commitment year after year to this fantastic and patriotic cause)
- McGuire’s Moving & Storage – St. Louis, MO & special thanks to Josh McGuire and family (for not only handling a run, but also committing to several cross-dock loads coming to his facility this year)
Owner Operators & Company Drivers
- Owner Operator Bob Cordeiro
- Owner Operator Chris McDonald
- Company Driver Eddie Cooper
- Owner Operator Francis James Foley
- Owner Operator Nicholas Adam Money
- Company Driver Stan Preszlo
- Owner Operator Steve Lee (2015 Arpin Driver of the Year)
- Owner Operator Steve Meyer (2014 Arpin Driver of the Year and a pioneer, advocate, and the face of the Arpin/WAA relationship. Steve has been a driving force behind the Arpin/WAA collective effort for many years now)
- Owner Operator Will Stewart
If you’re interested in volunteering at an event near you, you can go here.
Thank you to everyone involved with this amazing event this Saturday. It wouldn’t be possible without you!