Photo Gallery: Perdue helps celebrate Wreaths Across America

Again this year, Perdue Farms participated in Wreaths Across America, the annual wreath-laying ceremony at veterans’ cemeteries nationwide.

Started in 1992 by Maine businessman Morrill Worcester, the program’s mission is to remember, honor and teach. Every December, wreaths are picked up in Maine, transported and laid on graves throughout the country, with Perdue drivers taking them to sites on the East Coast.

Since 2007, Perdue drivers have delivered more than 150,000 wreaths. This year, they were responsible for more than 25,000 green wreaths, each tied with a red bow, to cemeteries from New York to Florida, as part of National Wreaths Across America Day.

Locally, there was a ceremony Thursday at the Wicomico War Veterans Memorial, in front of the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center. The public met the convoy traveling from Maine to Salisbury and observed as seven wreaths were placed at the War Memorial by Perdue drivers, all whom are U.S. veterans.

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