The holidays are an opportunity to celebrate, reflect, and spend time with loved ones. Many American will be spending the holidays missing a loved one. Selfless heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice serving their country.
This year Mesa Moving and Storage honors our Fallen National Heroes by joined forces with other transportation companies coast to coast, in support of Wreaths Across America. When the organization reached out, asking for Mesa’s help hauling wreaths for the annual nationwide event, we were delighted to offer our resources for transporting Remembrance Wreaths to a national cemetery. We reached out to our driving fleet and Tom Nugent, a veteran, was quick to step forward as a volunteer, honored to serve his fallen brothers and sisters in this way.
The national Wreaths Across America organization is dedicated to honoring fallen American heroes by laying wreaths at their gravestones in the month of December. This year, National Wreaths Across America Day falls on December 14, when wreath-laying ceremonies will be coordinated across the country at over 1600 location, to honor deceased veterans. This is a long-standing tradition for the organization, who prepare and lay over a million Remembrance Wreaths every year at national cemeteries.
Tom and hundreds of volunteer drivers are responsible for picking up and transporting thousands of Veteran’s Wreaths to a growing number of participating cemeteries across the United States. These road warriors are designated Rolling Ambassadors for Wreaths Across America and known as the Honor Fleet. This week Tom made a round trip run from Florida to Maine where he pick-up a trailer load of wreaths. Early Saturday morning he will drive in the procession to Bushnell Florida National Cemetery and deliver the wreaths for volunteers to place on each gravestone.
Participating in Wreaths Across America and providing transportation for these Remembrance Wreaths is one of the most important loads we could carry, showing gratitude for our Fallen Heroes and humbled by their ultimate sacrifice. Mesa Moving and Storage’s core purpose is “Helping People,” and we are proud to sponsor Tom as he exemplifies our values and represents us in service.