J B Hunt Transport Services Inc (NASDAQ: JBHT), one of the largest supply chain solutions providers in North America, is participating in Wreaths Across America for the fifth consecutive year December 7-15, helping ensure millions of fallen service men and women are remembered this holiday season.
More than 2,000 J B Hunt employees will join thousands of volunteers December 15 for Wreaths Across America Day ceremonies throughout the nation, placing wreaths on the headstones of veterans at participating cemeteries.
Forty-two J B Hunt drivers nominated and selected by company leaders will transport the wreaths from Harrington ME to their final destination using 16 new military-themed semi-tractors. They will also take part in local memorial ceremonies as they hand off truck keys to the next driver along the convoy routes.
“Each year this event evokes a broad spectrum of emotions. We are encouraged by the show of support and participation, yet humbled when reflecting on its purpose,” said John Roberts, president and CEO of J B Hunt. “For each wreath that is placed we are reminded of the personal sacrifice that has been made, and we say their names to show gratitude for their service.”
J B Hunt will join other local companies for a Wreaths Across America Day event at Fayetteville National Cemetery. Prior to the event, the firm is holding a support rally December 14 at its corporate headquarters for employees that will include multiple Gold-Star families. Altogether, J B Hunt will help deliver wreaths to 40 cemeteries nationwide.
In 2017, more than 1.5 million wreaths were placed on headstones at more than 1,400 participating cemeteries during Wreaths Across America. The theme for this year’s campaign is “Be their witness.” All J B Hunt drivers for Wreaths Across America are veterans or have a direct association with a veteran. Upon completion, the new trucks will be assigned to select drivers participating in this year’s event.
J B Hunt services include intermodal, dedicated, refrigerated, truckload, less-than-truckload, flatbed, single-source and final mile. The firm is a wholly owned subsidiary of JBHT.
For more information, visit www.jbhunt.com.