Fremont Contract Carriers honored veterans again this holiday season through the national Wreaths Across America program.
Each year, millions of Americans come together to REMEMBER the fallen, HONOR those that serve and their families, and TEACH the next generation about the value of freedom. Community gatherings take place in local and national cemeteries in all 50 states as part of National Wreaths Across America Day. Each year, a new theme is chosen to help supporters focus their messaging and outreach in their own communities. The National theme for 2018 was “Be their witness.” The inspiration for this year’s theme stems from the 2009 drama “Taking Chance,” which was based on the experiences of U.S. Marine Lt. Colonel Michael Strobl, who escorted the body of a fallen Marine, PFC Chance Phelps back to his hometown in Wyoming from the Iraq War.
2018 marks the fifth year FCC has participated in the National Wreaths Across America program and we’re honored to continue sponsoring and transporting “Remembrance Loads” for the program. This year, FCC sent two trucks to load-up in Columbia Falls, Maine where the wreaths are made.
One of those trucks transported the wreaths to Arlington National Cemetery. The second truck delivered wreaths to multiple cemeteries across Iowa and Nebraska. James Hoffman, an FCC company driver and Army Veteran who served in Operation Desert Storm/Desert Shield, drove in the Honor Truck Convoy that delivered to Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA. Robie Jensen, a longtime company driver and also an Army Veteran, transported his load of wreaths to cemeteries in Iowa and Nebraska, along with his wife Annett, finishing the run at Memorial Cemetery in Fremont, NE.
FCC is extremely proud to support the mission of Wreaths Across America. We think it is important to honor those fallen veterans, our nation’s heroes, and remember the sacrifices they made for our country. Delivering, laying wreaths, and paying tribute is just a small gesture and we are honored to be a part of it.