The final destination for the load of wreaths that Larry Powell escorted was to Ridge Cemetery in Fremont NE for the Wreath Across American Ceremony on Saturday, December 12th. The local ceremony was held simultaneously with the National Event at Arlington National Cemetery. FCC trucks driven by Larry and Aaron Schreckengost, along with a convoy of volunteers from FCC, received a police escort to the cemetery where we were met by the local chapters of Veterans Organizations, volunteers, and patriot guard riders. 500 donated wreaths were place on the graves in Ridge Cemetery. Event coordinator, Chris Madsen stated, “I need to give a big thank you to FCC for not only their sponsorship and volunteers, but for their incredible drivers who delivered wreaths across the country and delivered them right to the cemetery here in Fremont for us. It is a wonderful partnership that we hope will continue into the future. This year’s event in Fremont was the largest in the three-year program locally, and also the largest in Nebraska this year.” Our heartfelt thanks go out to the FCC associates and their families who came out on Saturday to be a part of this event, and also to Erik and Kris Andry who organized volunteers from the Premier Volleyball Club to assist. As the volunteers were laying wreaths on the graves, Aaron Schreckengost stated, “Our soldiers all die twice. Once when the last breath leaves their body and again when their name is spoken for the last time. To lay a wreath on the head stone of a Veteran, makes sure that they are never forgotten.”
FCC is proud to have the opportunity to support the mission of Wreaths Across America. We believe that it is important to honor those fallen veterans, our nation’s heroes, and remember the sacrifices they made for our country. Our veterans paid the ultimate price and laid down their lives for their country. America must never forget them. Delivering, laying the wreaths on the graves, and paying tribute to our veterans is just a small gesture and we are extremely honored to be a part of this mission.