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2017 Wreaths Across America Gala


Thank you for joining us

Thank you for attending TCA's Fifth Annual Gala in support of Wreaths Across America. This year's event was held in conjunction with TCA's Call on Washington, Policy Committee and Board of Directors meetings. 

The Gala raised awareness and funds for fresh remembrance wreaths which will be placed on veterans' gravestones at Arlington National Cemetery and at more than 1,500 veterans' cemeteries across the United States in December.

Read the press release.

Hosts and Sponors

TCA thanks its hosts Freightliner and Pilot Flying J for their continued support. TCA also thanks its sponsors TravelCenters of America and Petro, DriverFacts and Randall-Reilly.

Photos

Event photos will be posted soon to TCA's Flickr account. Please check www.truckload.org/Flickr to see if yourself or a colleague is pictured. 
 

Keynote Speaker

The keynote speaker this year was Col. Mark Tillman, who served as pilot and commander of Air Force One from 2001-2009. Col. Tillman protected the President on September 11, 2001. He is also the first pilot to fly the Commander-in-Chief into a war zone. 

Silent Auction Donors

TCA would like to thank it's silent auction donors for their generosity: 
  • Cummins Inc for eight Brickyard 400 NASCAR tickets
  • Wreaths Across America - Official Page for a week-long escort to Arlington National Cemetery package
  • Past TCA Chairman Keith and wife Kathy Tuttle for a Lake Erie B&B Getaway 
  • Scopelitis Garvin Light Hanson & Feary for donating $2,500 of Scopelitis legal consulting
  • Worcester Wreath Company for the holiday home decorating package
  • Karen Worcester for a Balsam prayer pillow basket
  • Weinrich Truck Line's Brenda Dittmer for the 2014 Masters Flag signed by Bubba Watson and a signed President's Cup 2017 flag.
  • Charisma Jewelers for the annual Wreaths Across America ring - a 14K rose gold ring with an oval Morganite stone weighing 3/8 ct.

Past Coverage

2016 Gala Press Release

View photos from the inaugural, second, third and fourth event.

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