Member Wal-Mart brings Wreaths Across America to Raymond

  • 05 Dec 2011
  • 8:00 AM
  • Raymond Town Common

 Contact: Pat Maloy / 895-5780

Memorial Wreaths Relay at Raymond NH to Honor Veterans

Walmart Helps Wreaths Across America Lay 16,000 Wreaths at National Cemeteries and provides logistics support across the United States

Raymond NH 12/5/11 – On Monday December 5th 2011 @ 08:00 am their will be a brief ceremony Honoring Veterans in the Town Common.  Walmart will be transferring wreaths and drivers while honoring the veterans in the common. The Raymond High School band, Board of Selectmen, local dignitaries and residents will take part in the ceremony.  Raymond has been chosen to be the only transfer point in the entire state of New Hampshire.  The Raymond Police, Public Works and Fire Departments will be assisting with traffic and logistics as the town common will be encapsulated with Walmart tractor trailers carrying the wreaths,

Walmart is donating the services of 12 tractor/trailers to transport over 70,000 wreaths to memorial ceremonies across the country as part of the company’s involvement in Wreaths Across America and National Wreath Laying Day.

Today, a trailer load of balsam fir memorial wreaths is being relayed through our Distribution Center.  Twenty Walmart Distribution Centers and 50 drivers across the country will be involved in transporting wreaths from Harrington, Maine to their destinations. 

Walmart support includes a $150,000 donation that will help Wreaths Across America purchase 16,000 wreaths for placement at national cemeteries and memorial sites across the United States, including Arlington National Cemetery, the Pentagon, Fayetteville National Cemetery (Ark.), Battery Park in New York City and the memorial site for Flight 93 in Shanksville, Penn. 

Wreaths Across America and Walmart recognize the sacrifices of our nation’s veterans with wreath laying ceremonies on December 10, 2011. Volunteers will lay wreaths in remembrance of military veterans. December 10, 2011 is National Wreath-Laying Day.

Walmart is the largest corporate supporter of Wreaths Across America.

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