Chevrolet Provides Fleet For Wreaths Across America
Silverado and Suburban to Provide Support for Trip to Arlington National Cemetery
A fleet of specially decorated Chevrolet Silverado and Suburban vehicles will assist Wreaths Across America on the organization’s journey to the Arlington National Cemetery.
Wreaths Across America is a charity movement that places holiday wreaths on the markers at Arlington in order to remember the sacrifices of America’s military heroes. Maine businessman Morrill Worcester started the organization in 1992 when he and a small band of volunteers began placing wreaths at the cemetery, remembering the power of the resting place when he visited as a small boy.
The Chevrolet pickups and SUVs will lead the journey from the organization’s headquarters in Maine to the military cemetery. Chevrolet dealers and employees will donate more than 13,000 wreaths and assist with local events intended to “remember, honor, and teach” at several stops at community centers and schools along the way.
"We think it is so important to teach our younger generation that our freedoms are not free, and that the stories of our fallen and departed heroes should not be lost through the years,” said Dan Adamcheck, Chevrolet regional sales and marketing manager. “Laying those wreaths and paying tribute is a small way to show how grateful we are.”
In addition to volunteer and fleet assistance, Chevrolet will also extend its military discount program to include all 23 million veterans and spouses through January 4, 2016. Normally, the program is reserved for active duty, reserves, retired personnel, and vets within a year of discharge.