Central States Manufacturing, Inc., a metal building components manufacturer for roofing and buildings, announced last week it had partnered with Wreaths Across America to honor and remember veterans by delivering wreaths to cemeteries across the nation. 

In a Dec. 14 news release, Arkansas-based Central States said that, for the third year in a row, the company worked alongside Wreaths Across America to deliver wreaths, joining forces to express gratitude to those who have served in the armed forces.

"Our collaboration with Wreaths Across America reflects our deep commitment to supporting and honoring our veterans," said Tim Ruger, president of Central States Manufacturing. "We believe it is crucial to take time to remember and appreciate the brave men and women who have selflessly served our country.” 

Wreaths Across America coordinates wreath-laying ceremonies at cemeteries nationwide, including Arlington National Cemetery. The mission of the organization is to "Remember, Honor, Teach," by coordinating wreath-laying events, educating the public about the importance of remembering our veterans, and fostering a sense of patriotism. 

This annual tradition, which took place on Dec. 16, seeks to recognize the sacrifices made by veterans and their families during the holiday season. The effort aims to spread awareness about the importance of remembering and honoring veterans during the holiday season and throughout the year.

Five veteran drivers from Central States Manufacturing were part of the fleet delivering to national cemeteries across the nation. Employee-owners at the company's 11 plants volunteered to help lay the wreaths in their local community cemeteries.

“It [was] an honor for us to partner with Wreaths Across America and participate in this touching tribute," Ruger added.

For more information, visit centralstatesmfg.com.