2017 Wreaths Across America

Posted: 12/22/17

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INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana – Heritage just completed the 2017 Wreaths Across America.  We honor all veterans who have served our country, including those we employ.  By participating in Wreaths Across America (#WWA2017), we can especially pay respect to those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.   We are proud to honor a past employee, Dan Phillips, who was a Project Manager in Lemont, Illinois and is currently laid to rest in Abraham National Cemetery.  We also honored our employee’s relatives including: the grandfather of Nicole Reinsma, the father of David Hughes, the uncles of Tom Weaver and the father of Greg Cockream.

2017 Wreaths Across America Event Details

Heritage had four different trucks picking up wreaths in Maine and Missouri and delivering to National Cemeteries in Arizona and Illinois.  Our first truck left from Indianapolis, Indiana to Columbia Falls, Maine on December 6th with the rest that left on December 11th for St. Louis, Missouri.  Employee volunteers laid wreaths in Illinois and Arizona on Saturday, December 16th, 2017.

We started a tradition three years ago of imprinting trailers with full images that help to share the Heritage Vision and values.  Our 2015 truck wrap depicts our environmentally friendly nature and boasts that “Every Day is Earth Day” (#HeritageEarthDayTrk1).  The 2016 truck is dedicated to our value that “Integrity Matters” and shows our patriotism with the US flag superimposed on the mountains (#HeritageIntegrityTrk2).  In 2017, our newest image is all about safety and service.  It depicts the Scituate Lighthouse on the east coast and almost directly across the country on the west coast, the North Head Lighthouse in Washington (#HeritageSafetyTrk3).  While Heritage has operated facilities in California for many years, we just opened a new Service Center in Seattle, WA last month.  Watch our social media for a photo shoot in WA.  The fourth truck that rounded out our activities this year is from our recent acquisition out of Benton, Arkansas (#HeritageRinecoTrk4).  Each of the four trucks were followed individually on social media using the hashtags above to that all of our employees could participate in each step of the journey.

The four trucks, driven by our veteran drivers, completed 6,750 miles, combined.

We are excited to continue participating in Wreaths Across America for many years to come.

Enjoy our YouTube video with photos and video from our journey.

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