General Motors will do its part to help lend a helping hand to Wreaths Across America, which sets out to decorate and honor the graves of one million veterans in the United States.
Chevrolet has donated six Suburbans and five Tahoes to use in the initiative, each wrapped in Wreaths Across America liveries featuring American logos and scenes. The convoy will be led by a military tribute, sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro, also donated by the brand. CT Post reports the vehicles are currently stationed at GM’s regional headquarters in Danbury, and will debut in Maine during a parade.
“We get involved because it’s the right thing to do,” Dan Adamcheck, regional director for GM’s Chevrolet Division, said from his office in Danbury on Monday. “Chevrolet has a long commitment to the military and the United States.”
The parade will make its way to Arlington National Cemetery and end on December 17, 2016. Along the way, the convoy will stop at schools and libraries to encourage the importance of honoring fallen veterans. In the process, Chevrolet will also donate 4,000 wreaths to decorate grave sites.
“The positive response that Chevrolet received from its first year’s participation with Wreaths Across America was so heartfelt. There have been few organizations that I have worked with that I have received hand-written thank you notes,” Adamcheck said. “That shows me that this organization means so much to so many people, and we are proud to support them again this year.”