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Last week, 65 trucking companies hauled 126 loads of fresh remembrance wreaths (about 610,000 in all) to be laid on graves at more than 800 veterans’ cemeteries across the nation. Each cemetery conducted its own special events and wreath-laying ceremonies on Saturday, Dec. 15, as part of Wreaths Across America Day, held annually each December.
Trucking companies have donated manpower and equipment to Wreaths Across America, an organization that coordinates veteran services and recognition through a variety of programs, and provides schools with teaching aides for projects throughout the year.
Of the many wreaths that traveled the country, 34 truckloads (representing about 110,000 wreaths – 20,000 more than last year), headed to Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., the final resting place for hundreds of thousands of veterans.