Walmart driver, Cher Straw, was one of many drivers chosen to deliver more than 100,000 wreaths in December for placement on military graves to honor those who died in service.
Straw, who served in the U.S. Navy, delivered the 20-inch live balsam wreaths decorated with red ribbons to the Houston National Cemetery Dec. 12.
Wreaths Across America, the project’s sponsor is a nonprofit based in Harrington, Maine, and is an extension of the Arlington Wreath Project. Ceremonies were held in all fifty states and in several locations in Iraq as well as in 24 national cemeteries around the world. Many of the deliveries were coordinated through efforts of the trucking community, who volunteered their time and equipment for the event.
The program started in 1992 by Morrill Worcestor, president of the Worcester Wreath Company, when he donated 5,000 wreaths to be placed on the graves at Arlington National Cemetery.