Chevrolet this year is again supporting Wreaths Across America, a nonprofit organization dedicated to honoring and remembering military heroes during the holidays. In partnership with Wreathes Across America, Chevrolet will help the organization reach its goal of transporting and placing up to 1.8 million wreaths at military cemeteries across the country. This is the fourth year Chevrolet has supported the organization.
A fleet of Chevrolet vehicles-including several decorated Suburbans, Traverses and one military-tribute Camaro-led the Wreaths Across America journey from the nonprofit’s Maine headquarters to Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C., Dec. 8-15.
During the week-long journey to schools and local communities, Chevrolet dealers and volunteers donated close to 12,000 wreaths to help the organization accomplish its mission to support those families who have lost loved ones serving our country.
“We are proud to pay tribute to our fallen and departed heroes through our partnership with Wreaths Across America this year,” said Dan Adamcheck, Chevrolet regional sales and marketing manager. “Laying those wreaths for our military heroes is just a small gesture to show how truly grateful we are for their service to our country.”
Wreaths Across America began when Maine businessman Morrill Worcester-inspired by the power of Arlington National Cemetery during a childhood visit-began placing wreaths there in 1992 with a small group of volunteers.
Today, his vision has become a national grassroots movement to remember America’s military heroes during the holidays. In 2008, Congress unanimously passed legislation to recognize Wreaths Across America Day each December, and memorials are held to honor veterans at historic military landmarks and statehouses in nearly all 50 states.
For more information, including local opportunities to volunteer, visit WreathsAcrossAmerica.org.