Wreaths Across America Announces 2023 Winners of Inaugural Virtual Convoy Awards

National nonprofit Wreaths Across America (WAA) announced the 2023 inaugural Virtual Convoy Awards winners. With four categories, the awards highlight the efforts of the State Trucking Associations that participated in the inaugural Virtual Convoy, raising sponsorships to support the placement of veterans’ wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery this December, and awareness for WAA’s year-round mission to Remember the fallen, Honor those who serve, and Teach the next generation the value of freedom.

And the 2023 winners are…

The State Trucking Association Champion, awarded for the most sponsorships raised by August 31, was presented to the Indiana Motor Truck Association with 1,600 sponsorships. Region III is the State Trucking Association Regional Champion, with 2,848 sponsorships, the most of any region. States that contributed to the success of Region III include Indiana, Iowa, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Ohio, Illinois, and Minnesota. The State Trucking Association Squad Award, given to staff with three or fewer people with high engagement, went to the Virginia Trucking Association with 440 sponsorships. Lastly, the State Tucking Association Innovation Award was presented to the Indiana Motor Truck Association for its creative fundraising and campaign promotion efforts.

“We are grateful for the efforts of the State Trucking Associations in making this first Virtual Convoy a success,” said Courtney George, Manager of Transportation and Industry Relations, WAA. “Our trucking partners and their drivers are patriotic and committed to supporting the mission! The support of these partners allows us to expand the mission within the transportation industry and allows State Associations to raise funds for their local communities and causes. We look forward to continuing to grow this project as we honor and remember service members nationwide.”

More than 40 state associations participated in this inaugural event, which kicked off in April. To date, a full truckload of veterans’ wreaths has been sponsored for placement on National Wreaths Across America Day – Saturday, December 16, 2023. The Virtual Convoy will continue through the end of November. To learn more or support your State Trucking Associations participating in the Virtual Convoy, please visit www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/2023VC and scroll down to view all participating groups.


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