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Republic Moving & Storage Supports Wreaths Across America

The Story of Wreaths Across America

The beautiful story of the yearly tribute to America’s fallen veterans begins in Harrington, Maine in 1992 when Morrill Worcester, the owner of Worcester Wreath Company started sending wreaths to the Arlington cemetery. For many years nobody really knew about this until a photo taken at the tombstones at the Arlington cemetery with wreaths laid at every stone went viral across the internet in 2005.

Soon legions of volunteers poured in to help with the wreath laying efforts and expanding this wonderful tribute across the nation, which led to the formation of Wreaths Across America in 2007. As of today, according to the WAA website, Wreaths Across America’s mission to Remember, Honor and Teach is carried out by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as at more than 2,500 additional locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea and abroad.

How Republic Moving & Storage Supports Wreaths Across America

Our team at Republic Moving & Storage and the representatives of Wreaths Across America met at the IAM (International Association of Movers) tradeshow and we immediately volunteered to help with handling an entire leg for distribution. The wreaths were delivered to our warehouse and we organized all the logistics. Our volunteers, including a number of retired and active military personnel, Marines, and others, loaded and unloaded thousands of wreaths by hand. We delivered the last leg of the trip transporting 524 boxes to two cemeteries, Singing Hill in East County and Fort Rosecrans amounting to a total of 4,716 wreaths!

Republic Moving & Storage has a strong commitment to helping the military and has been a preferred San Diego military mover for a long time. Several of our employees are retired military or veterans. Our warehouse manager Michale Willett was in the Navy and has a daughter in the Air Force. Steve D, our warehouse employee is retired and served in the Vietnam war and one of our drivers Vincent Davis was also in the Navy. And not to forget our ladies in the office, three of who Sara, Sarah, and Courtney are military spouses.

Republic Moving & Storage Is Delivering Wreaths Across America

The Ceremony at Fort Rosecrans