This December, several Daseke drivers volunteered to deliver wreaths to veterans’ cemeteries all over the country. These wreaths were then placed on the graves to remember the veterans’ lives, honor their service and teach the value of freedom.
The laying of wreaths is made possible by the Wreaths Across America volunteers, who donate the wreaths, and the truck drivers, who deliver them to the veterans’ cemeteries. Since the companies in the Daseke family are committed to supporting veterans, participating in Wreaths Across America felt like the right thing to do for many of the drivers. Several Daseke drivers are veterans themselves who wanted to thank and honor others who have served.
On December 16, the local Fox News affiliate in South Carolina shared a story about Bill Correll and Chris Barkley, drivers for J. Grady Randolph, who met up with some fellow Daseke drivers while they were on the road to deliver their wreaths. They both started off in Maine to pick up their wreaths but were actually headed to two different cemeteries. Chris Barkley was taking wreaths to South Carolina and Georgia, while Bill Correll was driving to Arlington National Cemetery to deliver wreaths and take part in the ceremonies.
Mike Usery, a driver for Boyd Bros. Transportation, was also headed to Arlington National Cemetery and joined Bill Correll for the ceremonies on December 17. They are pictured below with their decorated trucks.
Tim, a veteran himself and a driver for Central Oregon Truck Company, dressed in uniform for the occasion and delivered wreaths to Simsbury Cemetery.
But these weren’t the only Daseke companies to participate in Wreaths Across America. Of the companies in the Daseke family, Central Oregon Truck Company, Smokey Point Distributing, Lone Star Transportation, Boyd Bros. Transportation and J. Grady Randolph all had volunteers delivering wreaths across the country.
Daseke is proud to have drivers participating and volunteering for Wreaths Across America in celebration of the lives of our veterans.
Read about how the Daseke family of companies participated in Wreaths Across America 2015 here.