Virginia War Memorial hosts ‘Wreaths Across America’ Key Exchange Ceremony

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RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Truck drivers delivering wreaths to more than 2,500 veteran cemeteries across the country were recognized for their work Wednesday afternoon at the Virginia War Memorial.

The Key Exchange Ceremony took place on Wednesday, Dec. 15 and highlighted honoring all those who gave their lives in service.

“The mission is to remember, honor, and teach,” Mark Hoover, Director of Transportation for Highway Services-Flatbed at J.B. Hunt Transport, said. “Remember our fallen U.S. veterans, honor those who serve, and teach your children the value of freedom.”

At the event, two 53-feet long trucks were wrapped with “Wreaths Across America” designs and parked behind the stage

The drivers are working to distribute wreaths in cemeteries across the United States, such as Arlington National Cemetery, as a part of National Wreaths Across America Day on Saturday, Dec. 18.

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