Truckers deliver wreaths to honor soldiers

| December 10, 2009

Hundreds of trucks left Harrington, Maine, on Sunday, Dec. 6, carrying special deliveries of handmade wreaths as a part of Wreaths Across America. They are traveling across the nation to honor our fallen soldiers and assure they are remembered during this holiday season.

There are numerous routes traveling across the country, with volunteers meeting the convoys at state and national cemeteries for ceremonies and to help lay wreaths. A special convoy will arrive in Arlington National Cemetery on Saturday, Dec. 12, with a presentation beginning at 8:30 a.m. ET and wreath laying beginning at 9 a.m. ET. You can follow the convoy here. A complete list of the routes can be seen here.

“In organizing the transportation and logistics for the wreath deliveries, I was touched with how many trucking companies and professional drivers volunteered to assist in this remembrance,” says Barry Pottle of Pottles Transportation. “We have trucks delivering wreaths all across the country – it really demonstrates just how big-hearted the trucking industry is.”

Share the Road professional drivers Kurt Pedersen (Con-way Freight) and Ben Saiz (ABF Freight System) are running routes to South Carolina, Georgia and Florida. America’s Road Team Captain John Foran (UPS) will deliver to cemeteries in New Hampshire and Vermont.