Wreaths Across America

Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Wreaths Across America Day Takes Place With Help of Trucking Industry

Girl kneels next to stone during Wreaths Across America Day 2020 A girl kneels next to a tombstone at Arlington National Cemetery during Wreaths Across America Day on Dec. 19, 2020. (Susan Patton/Wreaths Across America)

The final resting places of 1.7 million American veterans were adorned with holiday wreaths this year as organizers of the annual Wreaths Across America Day worked to ensure the nation’s fallen received this honor despite challenges presented by the pandemic.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
December 22, 2020
Government, Safety, Logistics

In Reversal, Arlington National Cemetery Directed to Host Wreaths Across America

Wreaths Across America Wreaths adorn headstones at Arlington National Cemetery during last year's event. In 2019, more than 320 carriers and about 500 drivers donated their vehicles and time to transport wreaths across the nation and world. (American Trucking Associations)

Wreaths Across America Day will return to Arlington National Cemetery — and so will trucking’s involvement — after a whirlwind stretch in which cemetery officials had initially decided to cancel the event out of coronavirus concerns.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
November 18, 2020
Business

Wreaths Across America Plans for December Event Despite COVID-19

Wreaths Across America Wreaths adorn headstones at the 28th annual Wreaths Across America event at Arlington National Cemetery in December 2019. (American Trucking Associations)

Planners for National Wreaths Across America Day say the event that honors fallen servicemen and women will take place, albeit with modifications to keep the thousands of volunteers and staff safe.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
October 13, 2020
Business

Truckers, Volunteers Deliver Wreaths and Recognition to Fallen Veterans

Wreaths adorn headstones at the 28th annual Wreaths Across America event at Arlington National Cemetery Wreaths adorn headstones at the 28th annual Wreaths Across America event at Arlington National Cemetery. (American Trucking Associations)

ARLINGTON, Va. — Hundreds of thousands of volunteers put on rain gear and bundled up at Arlington National Cemetery and 2,140 other locations in the United States and two cemeteries in Europe on Dec. 14, placing wreaths on the graves of our nation’s fallen military heroes.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
December 14, 2019
Government

2018 Wreaths Across America at Arlington National Cemetery

Government, Business, Logistics

2018 Wreaths Across America Honors Fallen Soldiers for 27th Year

Wreaths Across America Brian Shepker (camouflage coat) and Elizabeth Pettyjohn (pink coat) of Pottsville, Pa., helped unload ATA's Share the Road truck Dec. 15. (Marissa Gamache/Transport Topics)

ARLINGTON, Va. — With the help of ATA Share the Road drivers and thousands of volunteers, more than 250,000 wreaths were delivered and laid on headstones the morning of Dec. 15 at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. See photos.

Marissa Gamache | Features Coordinator
December 15, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

2018 Wreaths Across America at Arlington National Cemetery

Scenes of volunteer efforts captured on Wreaths Across America day at Arlington National Cemetery Dec. 15, 2018

December 15, 2018
Business

Share the Road Drivers Deliver Wreaths to Arlington Cemetery

Share the Road truck at Arlington Cemetery Share the Road truck at Arlington Cemetery by American Trucking Associations

American Trucking Associations and ATA’s Share the Road Highway Safety Program celebrated the arrival of the Wreaths Across America convoy at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Dec. 16.

December 16, 2017
Business

Truckers, Volunteers Brave Icy Conditions to Lay Wreaths, Honor Vets

American Trucking Associations

Neither rain nor snow nor sleet would keep professional truck drivers Ralph Garcia and Nate McCarty of ABF Freight from completing their appointed rounds on Dec. 17, and that meant delivering wreaths to Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, in their Share the Road truck.

December 19, 2016
Special Coverage, Business

Truckers Earn Praise at MATS From Wreaths Across America

Karen, Rob Worcester by Gary Kicinski/Transport Topics

Without volunteer truck drivers and their companies, Wreaths Across America's mission to “remember, honor, teach” and place wreaths on gravestones of fallen veterans each December would be impossible to accomplish.

Gary Kicinski | Managing Editor / Multiplatform
March 29, 2015

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