Wreaths Across America (WAA) is pleased to announce title sponsors FASTPORT and Tenstreet will support the annual Appreciation Dinner on Friday, Dec. 16, the eve of National Wreaths Across America Day 2022. This annual event is a celebration of the efforts made by thousands of volunteers across the country, supporters, and the trucking industry to fulfill the mission to Remember, Honor, and Teach.
The evening’s program will include highlights of initiatives completed in 2022 that have helped advance the mission to hundreds of new participating locations and thousands of new volunteers around the country. The event will be livestreamed on Wreaths Across America’s Official Facebook Page, as well as on Wreaths Across America Radio. For the fourth year, professional truck drivers delivering veterans’ wreaths for placement at Arlington National Cemetery will be sponsored by Pilot Flying J and will receive a token of recognition from the company and Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) during the event.
The highpoint of the evening will be keynote speaker, Chaplain (LTC) S. Pinkie Fischer. LTC Fischer currently serves as the Assistant Executive Officer for the U.S. Army Chief of Chaplains and is a highly decorated officer having earned the Bronze Star Medal and Meritorious Service Medal among many others. She served as Chaplain to the 82nd Airborne during the U.S. Armed Forces withdrawal of Afghanistan in August 2021.
“The mission of Wreaths Across America has long been a part of my life and is something I am proud to support all year round,” said Brad Bentley, President, FASTPORT. “Both FASTPORT and our partners at Tenstreet are honored to be able to support this important program and hopefully we will bring some new people to the mission so they too can learn first-hand how special it is.”
This year, more than 3,600 local communities will honor service members laid to rest with the placement of more than 2.5 million veterans’ wreaths as part of National Wreaths Across America Day – Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022.
To find a participating location near you to support or volunteer at, please visit our website here.
Despite being a military-friendly industry, trucking competes with other sectors for the skillsets that transitioning service members, military spouses, and veterans possess. To share best practices with companies that see the value military veterans bring to the civilian workplace, FASTPORT, Tenstreet, Hiring Our Heroes, Veterans In Trucking, and Task Force Movement will co-host a Veteran-Ready Summit on December 14-15 at the American Trucking Associations' new headquarters in Washington, D.C.
Curated content from leading employers, industry experts, governmental agencies, and Veterans Service Organizations will offer attendees actionable advice, tools, and resources to create a military hiring program from scratch or enhance existing efforts to meet today’s recruiting and retention challenges.
Reserve your spot today by registering at:
Veteran-Ready Summit (eventfarm.com)
FASTPORT is a technology company that helps veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses find meaningful civilian employment. FASTPORT is also the U.S. Department of Labor's Industry Intermediary for the Transportation sector and a part of the DOL's Centers of Excellence to support apprenticeship development and sustainability.
Learn more at www.fastport.com or www.nationalapprenticeship.org.
Tenstreet’s platform connects carriers and drivers, making it easier to fill trucks while staying compliant. They help thousands of motor carriers and private fleets to market, recruit, onboard, manage, and retain drivers. Since 2006, millions of drivers have used Tenstreet’s platform to apply for their next job quickly and securely.
Learn more at www.tenstreet.com.