50 Saluting Our Fallen Heroes For the 11th year in a row, Perdue truckers, many of them military veterans, participated in Wreaths Across America in December, delivering more than 25,000 wreaths to cemeteries from New York to Florida. Their journey included deliveries to the United States Naval Academy Cemetery in Annapolis, Md., the United States Military Academy West Point Cemetery in New York, and Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. Since 2007, Perdue drivers have delivered more than 225,000 wreaths. In 2018, Perdue drivers continued their traditional wreath-laying ceremony at the Wicomico County War Memorial in Salisbury. Perdue drivers who are veterans themselves placed seven ceremonial wreaths at the war memorial as part of the event. A Convoy for Special Olympics In 2018, Perdue drivers with their big rigs once again participated in the World’s Largest Truck Convoy in support of Special Olympics. Perdue drivers have supported the Delaware Special Olympics convoy since its inception in 2003, while 2018 marked Perdue’s third year participating in the Special Olympics North Carolina convoy in Charlotte. Our Drivers Deliver Goodwill & Support Renewing a Holiday Tradition Perdue truck drivers renewed a 35-year company tradition, delivering a little holiday cheer to residents of the Holly Center, a Maryland state residential facility in Salisbury, Md., for people with mental and physical disabilities, through Operation Teddy Bear. Inspired by the Red Sovine country music hit “Teddy Bear,” Operation Teddy Bear enables Holly Center residents to take a ride with Perdue’s professional drivers. The caravan of trucks, adorned with holiday decorations, navigates residents on an 11-mile loop through Wicomico County. PEOPLE & PARTNERS: OUR COMMUNITIES