PHOTOS: Baylor Trucking Delivers Wreaths To Fallen Veterans Across America
By Travis Thayer
Baylor truck delivering donated wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C. Photo provided.
(Milan, Ind.) – Baylor Trucking has once again participated in a nationwide event that placed over 500,000 wreaths on the grave sites of fallen members of the military.
For the eighth consecutive year, Baylor Trucking, Inc. took part in the annual Wreaths Across America event. Professional truck drivers from Baylor helped deliver donated wreaths to 15 veteran cemeteries across the country including Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C.
Baylor Trucking also did their part locally, delivering 25 wreaths to three local cemeteries.
Vice President of Baylor Trucking, Inc. Cari Baylor delivered the 25 wreaths from Wreaths Across America to P.G. Gentrup, Jerry Bondurant and Walt Bryant on December 10 to be put on grave sites in Greendale, Aurora and Rising Sun.
P.G. Gentrup at the grave site of Tommy Denning in Greendale Cemetery with one of the wreaths from Wreaths Across America. PG & Tommy were classmates from the LCHS Class of 1965 and Tommy was killed in action in Vietnam on March 2, 1967 while serving as a U.S. Marine. Photo provided.
The Baylor family has been deeply involved in Wreaths Across America for almost a decade, and this year they sent four generations of family members to Arlington National Cemetery to lay wreaths.
The four generations of Baylor family members weren’t the only locals at Arlington National Cemetery though. Michelle Graham, of Milan, who now lives and works in our nation’s capital, participates in Wreaths Across America each year.
Graham and her sister Debbie Busching were able to capture several photos from the event including grave site photos of two veterans from Milan, Col. Canfield “Buddy” Boone and James Ridenour.
Graham was also able to meet with a Baylor truck driver from Michigan who came out of retirement to make the maiden journey to Washington, D.C.
Baylor Trucking is expecting more wreaths than ever to be delivered locally next year. If anyone would like to place a wreath on a veteran’s grave, contact Baylor Trucking at (812) 623-2020.
To learn more about Wreaths Across America visit www.wreathsacrossamerica.org.