TravelCenters of America LLC, operator of the TA® and Petro Stopping Centers® brands, has announced its participation in the Wreaths Across America (WAA) annual wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, DC, on Saturday, December 16.
“It is truly an honor for us to be part of this special event each year. We salute the WAA effort to lay wreaths across Arlington National Cemetery and to have a special moment remembering those who have sacrificed their own lives for our country,” said Tom O’Brien, President and CEO of TravelCenters.
On December 13, along the route to Arlington, the volunteers and veterans invited by Wreaths Across America will stop at the Petro Stopping Centers location in Bordentown, NJ, operated by TravelCenters. The volunteers and vets will be served dinner at the Iron Skillet®, and spread the WAA message about the importance of remembering our fallen heroes and honoring those who served.
Tens of thousands of volunteers are expected to help place 245,000 veteran wreaths at Arlington on December 16.
The Truckload Carriers Association, or TCA, has been coordinating the nationwide effort of organizing professional truck driver and motor carrier donations of trucks, time and fuel for the WAA annual event since 2012. The Wreaths Across American organization is a not-for-profit charity that delivers remembrance wreaths to military cemeteries all over the country. These activities are made possible by volunteers who help raise funds to sponsor the wreaths and participate in the event.