Tennant Truck Lines to serve Wreaths Across America


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Posted Online: Dec. 12, 2012, 12:10 pm
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Press release submitted by Tennant Truck Lines, Inc.


Tennant Truck Lines, Inc. - Wreaths Across America…honoring all veterans and active military by placing wreaths on the headstones of veterans December 15, 2012.
For the third consecutive year, Tennant Truck Lines has volunteered to serve with Wreaths Across America to deliver wreaths to Arlington National Cemetery and Rock Island National Cemetery on Arsenal Island as well as cemeteries in Pennsylvania, Indiana, Iowa and Springfield, Illinois to honor all veterans and active military. Handmade balsam Christmas wreaths accented with bright red bows will be placed on the headstones of veterans as a living tribute.
The tradition was started with 4,000 wreaths in 1992 by Merrill Worcester and continues on the second Saturday each December. This year, thousands of volunteers across the nation and around the world will lay 219,000 wreaths on military graves as a remembrance of those who sacrificed for our freedom. On each wreath will be a tag that reads: "Through the generosity and actions of hundreds of thousands of volunteers, this wreath is donated and placed on the grave of a True American Hero. Wreaths Across America … we make it our business to NEVER FORGET."
"At Tennant, we feel a deep obligation to help the community—especially the veterans," comments Aaron Tennant, President and CEO. "We are pleased to be asked to participate again in this worthwhile cause. Giving back through donating our time, truck, trailer and the diesel to get the wreaths from the East Coast to the Midwest, is something that is strongly valued. We are currently working to help start a program to hire local veterans as drivers as well."
Aaron Tennant will personally drive a truck to Arlington National Cemetery on Saturday, December 15, 2012. It is expected that he will be one of over 160,000 volunteers to take part of the Wreaths Across America mission.
It's once again a reminder that freedom is not free … and a reminder that Americans have not forgotten their fallen heroes. That is the legacy of Merrill Worcester and his Maine balsam Christmas wreaths.

















 



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