PATRIOT FLEET TRUCK HEADS TO ARLINGTON FOR WREATH-LAYING CEREMONY

By: Crete Carrier Corporation

Lincoln, NE (December 14, 2012) – The Patriot Fleet, a special fleet of 18-wheelers owned by Crete Carrier that are decorated to honor the men and women in the armed services will make a first trip to Arlington National Cemetery for this year's Wreaths Across America wreath-laying ceremony.
Wreaths Across America is a non-profit organization that promotes veterans'
remembrance. Its mission is to remember and honor veterans by placing wreaths at the graves of fallen military members during the holidays – a time of traditional family gatherings – and teach children that we are able to gather, in peace, because of the many sacrifices made by military men and women. Through the effort and in one short week, tens of thousands of wreaths will be placed nationwide.
Charles Cornelius, a Crete Carrier driver since 2002 who retired from the U.S. Navy after 17 years of service, is behind the wheel of one of the five Patriot Fleet Trucks this weekend. Cornelius began the 2012 Wreaths Across America journey on Wednesday, Dec. 12, at the Harrington, Maine, headquarters. The convoy of trucks gathered to load semitrailers with wreaths and then traveled down Route 1 to Washington, D.C. to Arlington National Cemetery. To hear about his journey and to see pictures, please visit the Patriot Fleet Facebook page: www.facebook.com/thepatriotfleet.
Details on the trip to Arlington are below.
Who: Charles Cornelius, Crete Carrier Patriot Fleet Driver
What: Wreaths Across America wreath-laying ceremony
Where: Arlington National Cemetery
When: Saturday, December 15; 12:00 p.m. EST
About Crete Carrier Corporation
Founded in 1966, Crete Carrier Corporation, along with operating division Shaffer Trucking and wholly owned subsidiary Hunt Transportation, Inc., ranks as one of the largest privately owned trucking companies in the country, offering a full range of transportation services to our customers.
For more information about Crete Carrier Corporation, please visit www.CreteCarrier.com.
About Wreaths Across America
Worcester Wreath Company of Harrington, Maine, started the Arlington Wreath Project in 1991 after it had an excess of wreathes nearing the holiday season and arrangements were made for the wreaths to be placed at Arlington National Cemetery. Worcester Wreath Company continued to donate 5,000 wreaths every year. Wreaths Across America was born in 2005 after a photo from the Arlington Wreath Project spread around the Internet. By 2006 the wreaths were placed in over 150 cemeteries and today, with the help of
60,000 volunteers, Wreaths Across America has placed over 450,000 wreaths throughout the country. For more information about Wreaths Across America, please visit www.wreathsacrossamerica.org.
Contact
To learn more about Crete Carrier's involvement with Wreaths Across America, please contact
Andrew Brabec, Director of Communications
400 NW 56th Street
Lincoln, Nebraska 68528
402-479-8751 (o)
[email protected]