Arpin driver to deliver over 100,000 wreaths to veteran cemeteries
“This is our fourth year participating in this event and the outpouring of support from our drivers, agents and employees continues to amaze and inspire me,” said David Vieira, vice president of Arpin Van Lines. “Wreaths Across America Day has become a tradition among our drivers and agents, who eagerly lend a helping hand and volunteer their own time to pick up, haul, unload and lay the wreaths at gravestones to honor our fallen heroes.”
Each Arpin trailer carries 600 boxes containing 5,400 wreaths. Combined, the 20 Arpin drivers and agents will be delivering approximately 108,000 wreaths to veteran cemeteries across the United States for remembrance ceremonies. Two Arpin drivers will deliver about 10,800 wreaths to Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.
The Arpin Charitable Fund is an official fundraising sponsor of the Rhode Island Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Exeter. Donors raised enough money to purchase 160 wreaths to be laid at the cemetery and Arpin volunteers will be present on December 17 to help place them.
Wreaths Across America is a national nonprofit organization founded in 2007 to continue and expand the annual wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery started by Maine businessman, Morrill Worcester, in 1992. The organization coordinates wreath-laying ceremonies at more than 800 cemeteries and military memorials in all 50 states. In 2008, and each year since, Congress has issued a proclamation officially recognizing “Wreaths Across America Day” each December. More information may be found on the organization’s website at http://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org
About Arpin Van Lines:
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