Volunteers Needed – Wreaths Across America

The American Trucking Association, our former neighbors in Eisenhower East, is looking for volunteers to help with placing wreaths at gravesites at Arlington Cemetery this weekend.

From their e-mail:

ATA is participating again this year in the Wreaths Across America project, a project that delivers wreaths to gravesites of our Veterans across the U.S. We have been working closely with Barry Pottle, Pottles Transportation and an ATA Board Member, in securing transportation from Maine to cemetery locations.

On Saturday, December 11th, five trucks will be arriving in Arlington Cemetery to deliver wreaths. The ATA Share the Road truck, along with trucks from Pottles Transportation and Baylor Trucking, are among those trucks. They left on Sunday and are making stops each day along the way. Click here to view the route from Maine to Arlington that is taking place this week.

We Need Volunteers!

There will be approximately 20,000 wreaths placed at Arlington in Sections 28, 38, 43 (in the older section of the Cemetery), and Section 60 where many of those lost in our current conflicts are buried. There will be a short welcome and briefing of all volunteers at 8:30 am on Saturday at the intersection of Lincoln and Mitchell Drives within the Cemetery. There will be signs directing you to the location. We will start placing wreaths at approximately 9:00 am. There will be special wreath ceremonies at the Kennedy Family Memorial at 11:00 am; at the Battleship USS Maine Monument at 11:30 am and at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Noontime. Volunteers are encouraged to attend.

Please let Elisabeth Barna know at ATA if you are interested in participating with the ATA group on December 11th at Arlington Cemetery. This is truly a great opportunity to give back to the community and honor those who have served.