In support of Wreaths Across America, the Maine Professional Drivers Association plans to recognize some of its supporting member companies, and their drivers, who have donated their time and equipment, and the work they do to honor the men and women who have served the nation.

The convoy from Maine to Arlington National Cemetery is due to leave at 7:45 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 12, from Narraguagus High School in Harrington. The convoy will arrive at noon Saturday, Dec. 18, National Wreaths Across America Day, for a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown in Washington, D.C.

The member companies and drivers are as follows. They will be making numerous stops along the way for people to view their mobile exhibit honoring veterans. Locally, the convey will go through Albion, Winslow and Wiscasset, according to the website schedule.

The entire convoy schedule can be found at

• ADUSA Transportation (Hannaford) in Portland will donate the use of three trucks. The first load will be driven by William McGuire to Pensacola, Florida, and the second load by Dwaine Desjardins to Beaufort, South Carolina. The final load will be in the WAA Convoy, driven by Ralph Trull.

• Brown Dog Carriers in Biddeford, owned by Graig Morin, with the help of Denis Litalien and Jim Costa will pick up wreaths in Harrington. They will be delivered to Arlington, Virginia, the Bourne, Massachusetts Veterans Cemetery, and to cemeteries in Augusta, Portland and Biddeford. For the second year Brown Dog Carriers has committed to putting a wreath on every veteran’s gravesite in Biddeford.


• Hartt Transportation Systems Inc. in Bangor is volunteering two trucks to make deliveries. Its first truck, driven by James Hughes, will be delivering five stops in Massachusetts. He will then go south to deliver to the New Bern National Cemetery in North Carolina. Its second truck, driven by Ralph Johnston, will participate in the convoy delivering to Arlington National Cemetery.

• Lynch Logistics in Bangor will volunteer a truck driven by Ernie Crocker Jr. to deliver a load of wreathes to WAA’s distribution hub in St. Louis, Missouri.

• Pottle’s Transportation in Hermon will have Karl Hoffman deliver a load of wreathes to Arlington, Virginia. They will also have Ron Delnicki participating in the convoy to Arlington National Cemetery.

• Walmart Transportation in Lewiston will deliver 16 loads throughout the country led by General Transportation Manager Jenny Lovering of the Lewiston Distribution Center. They will also have Dave Littlefield unload and lay wreaths at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida. Additionally, Rob Balfour, with his wife Tracey, will haul a load to Arlington National Cemetery.

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