In support of Wreaths Across America, the Maine Professional Drivers Association plans to recognize some of its supporting member companies, and their drivers, who have donated their time and equipment, and the work they do to honor the men and women who served the nation. .
The convoy from Maine to Arlington National Cemetery is scheduled to depart at 7:45 a.m. on Sunday, December 12 from Narraguagus High School in Harrington. The convoy will arrive at noon on Saturday, December 18, National Wreath Day across America, for a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown in Washington, DC.
The member companies and drivers are as follows. They will make many stops along the way for people to see their mobile exhibit honoring veterans. Locally, the convoy will pass through Albion, Winslow and Wiscasset, according to the site schedule.
The complete convoy schedule is available on crowns across America.org.
â¢ ADUSA Transportation (Hannaford) in Portland will donate the use of three trucks. The first load will be driven by William McGuire to Pensacola, Florida, and the second by Dwaine Desjardins to Beaufort, South Carolina. The last load will be in the WAA convoy, driven by Ralph Trull.
â¢ Brown Dog Carriers in Biddeford, owned by Graig Morin, with help from Denis Litalien and Jim Costa will collect wreaths in Harrington. They will be delivered to Arlington, Virginia, to the Veterans Cemetery in Bourne, Massachusetts, and to the Augusta, Portland and Biddeford cemeteries. For the second year in a row, Brown Dog Carriers have pledged to lay a wreath at the grave of every veteran in Biddeford.
â¢ Hartt Transportation Systems Inc. in Bangor is offering two trucks to make deliveries. Its first truck, driven by James Hughes, will make five stops in Massachusetts. It will then travel south to deliver to New Bern National Cemetery in North Carolina. His second truck, driven by Ralph Johnston, will participate in the convoy delivering to Arlington National Cemetery.
â¢ Lynch Logistics in Bangor will donate a truck driven by Ernie Crocker Jr. to deliver a load of crowns to the WAA distribution center in St. Louis, Missouri.
â¢ Pottle’s Transportation in Hermon will have Karl Hoffman deliver a shipment of crowns to Arlington, Virginia. They will also have Ron Delnicki participating in the convoy to Arlington National Cemetery.
â¢ Walmart Transportation in Lewiston will deliver 16 loads nationwide, led by Transportation General Manager Jenny Lovering of the Lewiston Distribution Center. They will also have Dave Littlefield unload and lay wreaths at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida. In addition, Rob Balfour, along with his wife Tracey, will transport a load to Arlington National Cemetery.
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