Wreaths Across America has two public events scheduled for this Friday, Dec. 17, at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, in advance of the nationwide events planned for Saturday, Dec. 18.

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Tractor trailers and drivers will be welcomed and thanks for delivering the wreaths at 8:00 a.m. on Friday. The convoy parade will move down Fisher Avenue toward the cemetery. Any motorcycles who would like to participate are asked to be at American Legion Post 910 by 8:00 a.m. for staging.

Organizers said that this may be the only time a show of appreciation may be able to take place at Fort Indiantown Gap given the secure perimeter facilities currently under construction.

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After the parade, volunteers will unload the tractor trailers. Organizers note that volunteers must be able to physically lift, transfer, and move the 36 lb. wreath boxes. Volunteers should park at the Indiantown Gap Community Club/Arrowhead Bar & Grill to catch a shuttle bus which will be running throughout the day. Parking will be very limited at the cemetery as normal cemetery operations will be underway and cannot be disrupted.

For more information about Friday’s events, visit the Indiantown Gap National Cemetery chapter of Wreaths Across America on Facebook.

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