New video chronicles Crowley’s support for veterans with wreaths across America
(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.; Dec. 20, 2019) – In the spirit of the holiday season, Crowley Maritime Corp. successfully completed the transportation, delivery and placement of nearly 13,000 wreaths at veterans’ gravesites in the U.S. for Wreaths Across America. The effort included a combination of financial donations, in-kind logistics services and volunteerism in honor of U.S. service members past and present.
As highlighted in this new video, Crowley supported the creation and end-to-end delivery of 6,500 wreaths for headstones in Puerto Rico. Crowley’s contributions increased by eight-fold the number of wreaths placed on veterans’ headstones on the island, which the company has served for more than six decades.
Crowley’s support culminated in wreaths being laid Saturday, Dec. 14, in national cemeteries in Bayamón in Puerto Rico, Jacksonville (Fla.) and other locations around the country where veterans are interred. More than 100 employees and their friends and families volunteered to transport, stage and place the remembrance wreaths.
“We are proud we could do our small part to honor our U.S. veterans who gave and sacrificed for our country’s security,” said Tom Crowley, company chairman and CEO. “Helping provide the logistics services, resources and volunteers to support Puerto Rico was our honor.”
The company also donated $30,000 combined from its Crowley Solutions business unit that provides government services and its Crowley Cares Foundation.