Perdue truckers participate in Wreaths Across America mission
Salisbury, Maryland (Friday, December 11, 2015) — For the ninth straight year, Perdue’s professional truck drivers are helping deliver wreaths to veterans’ cemeteries as part of the nationwide “Wreaths Across America” mission.
Perdue Transportation Inc. driver Keith Clark is delivering more than 3,800 wreaths to Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., on Saturday, Dec. 12. The load is part of more than 23,600 wreaths that 11 Perdue truckers are transporting from Maine to 11 veterans’ cemeteries in Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New York and Virginia. Some of the stops include Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Millsboro, Del., the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., and the United States Military Academy West Point Cemetery in New York.
“For me, it’s an absolute honor to be part of the Wreaths Across America mission and to honor and pay respect to the fallen heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice,” said Clark, an Air Force veteran. “This is my fourth year delivering wreaths to Arlington. I’m just so happy that Perdue supports this effort and gives me the opportunity to participate.”
Chairman Jim Perdue said, “I’m very proud of our drivers for their role in representing Perdue in the Wreaths Across America project. It’s important that we are able to recognize their contributions in this effort, but also for their own military service.
“When you think of the thousands of people who are serving in the military all around the world and the sacrifices that they and their families are making at this time of the year, the ability for us to help share and show respect for that sacrifice, especially for those who made the ultimate sacrifice, is really important,” said Perdue.
The Wreaths Across America mission is to place a holiday wreath at the graves markers at all veterans’ cemeteries across the country. For more information about Wreaths Across America, visit wreathsacrossamerica.org.
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Perdue Farms is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for everyone we touch through innovative food and agricultural products. Since our beginning on Arthur Perdue’s farm in 1920, to our expansion into agribusiness and the introduction of the PERDUE® brand of chicken and turkey under Frank Perdue, and continuing with our third generation of leadership with Chairman Jim Perdue, we’ve remained family owned and family operated. We are the parent company of Perdue Foods and Perdue AgriBusiness. Through our PERDUE®, HARVESTLAND® and COLEMAN NATURAL®, and COLEMAN ORGANIC® food brands; agricultural products and services; and stewardship and corporate responsibility programs, we are working to become the most-trusted name in food and agricultural products.