Wreaths across America makes a stop in Rome

100,000 wreaths will travel across the United States in Walmart tractor trailers for National wreath-laying day, December 15.

Posted: Dec 10, 2018 10:51 PM
Updated: Dec 10, 2018 11:27 PM

ROME- 100,000 wreaths will travel across the United States in Walmart tractor trailers for National wreath-laying day, December 15.

Four tractor trailers filled with wreaths stopped at Rome Free Academy on Monday afternoon. Students, staff, Walmart employees, and veterans were all invited to the school for a ceremony to honor those who sacrificed their lives for the nation's freedom along with other veterans.

The wreaths came from New Hampshire, and Rome was the second stop out of four on the trip.

One Walmart employee said he's happy to be a part of such a good thing around the holidays. "It means a lot to me, I'm a retired Master Sergeant of the United State Air force and I was actually stationed right here at Griffiss Air force base," said Robert Prody, Walmart Transportation Operations Manager. He added, "It means a lot to me, and I'm very proud of my company that they would sponsor something like this."

The next stop for the wreaths is Pennsylvania. They'll be laid a cemeteries around the nation on December 15.

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