Arpin Van Lines’ drivers and agents from locations across the US volunteered to collect and deliver remembrance wreaths to be laid at veteran cemeteries on National Wreaths Across America Day on 15 December, 2018.
Together, Arpin drivers and agents delivered 23 truckloads, which carried 10,331 boxes containing 92,979 wreaths, to veteran cemeteries across the United States for remembrance ceremonies.
Anthony Uriati, Vice President of Operations for Arpin Van Lines said, “This is our sixth year participating in Wreaths Across America Day and we are proud to be a part of this national movement to honour our veterans. This event is a carefully coordinated nationwide effort among our drivers and agents to pick up the wreaths, transport and deliver them to veteran cemeteries across the country. It has become a valued tradition here at Arpin, which our drivers look forward to each year.”
Wreaths Across America is a national non-profit organisation, 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 organisation coordinates wreath-laying ceremonies at more than 800 cemeteries and military memorials in all 50 states, at sea and abroad.
Photo: Arpin volunteers on National Wreaths Across America Day