On Thursday, December 12, Perdue Farms and its professional truck drivers conducted a public wreath-laying ceremony at the Wicomico War Veterans Memorial in Maryland as part of the national Wreaths Across America™ (WAA) mission.

The ceremony, included the placement of seven ceremonial wreaths at the War memorial, by Perdue drivers, who are veterans.  Students from local schools also participated in the ceremony.

“When you think of the thousands of people who are serving in the military all around the world and the sacrifices that they and their families are making at this time of the year, the ability for us to help share and show respect for that sacrifice, especially for those who made the ultimate sacrifice and are memorialized at Wicomico War Veterans Memorial, is really important,” said Jim Perdue, chairman of Perdue Farms.

Wreaths Across America was born in 2006 out of a desire to remember and honor Americans service members for their contributions in preserving our freedom.  It has become an annual tradition to lay wreaths at the graves of our fallen heroes during December as a way to express  appreciation and to pay tribute to the sacrifices made for our country by our service men and women.

Since 2007, Perdue drivers have delivered more than 200,000 wreaths for Wreaths Across America.  This year, Perdue drivers will deliver more than 30,000 wreaths to cemeteries from New York to Florida as part of National Wreaths Across America Day on Saturday, December 14.

“Perdue Farms and Perdue Transportation drivers, many of whom are veterans themselves, have been supporting the Wreaths Across America mission for more than a decade.  We are very proud of our drivers and of their own military service,” said Perdue