This is amazing. It’s a powerful reminder of how much everyday Americans respect our servicemen & women, and those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.
Coming short on the heels of news that actor Gary Sinise flew 1,000 children of fallen soldiers to Disney World for Christmas, we hear of an effort by American truckers to deliver almost 2 million wreaths to the gravesites of those who died while defending our nation.
Transportation Nation is reporting:
“Wreaths Across America (WAA) expects more than 1.8 million wreaths to be placed on the headstones of America’s heroes in more than 1,640 cemeteries nationwide during their upcoming WAA Day this Saturday. The epicenter of the entire patriotic spectacle is Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, where truckers will deliver 68 truckloads of wreaths.
People from all over the U.S. will travel to Arlington to attend the annual event which honors those who have served in the United States Armed Forces. It has become one of the most treasured national days for veterans and proud Americans.
Many of the family members of those who served will solemnly place a wreath on the headstones of the fallen while reverently speaking their name out loud.
However, this remarkable display of love and honor on such a grand scale would not be possible without the generosity of truckers and the trucking community. “It just wouldn’t happen,” Rob Worcester, WAA Transportation & Logistics Coordinator, told Transportation Nation Network (TNN) in a recent interview featured in the latest episode of TNN’s original series show Truckerville.
“The cost of doing this and actually paying to have these wreaths moved would be prohibitive. It just wouldn’t work,” Worcester said. This year WAA tells TNN that approximately 265 trucking companies will be participating and truckers will deliver more than 450 loads of wreaths to cemeteries across the country.
Trucking companies donate tractors, trailers, personnel, logistics expertise, fuel and many hours to help accomplish the mission which WAA says is to remember and honor the fallen, while also teaching future generations the importance of doing the same.
Founder and C.E.O. of Load One, John Elliott, says 2018 marks ten years his company has partnered with and supported WAA. “Honoring and remembering those who sacrificed so much for our country and to protect our freedoms is an honor,” he told TNN.
“Load One and its staff and drivers work to raise money, place wreaths and donate transportation for wreaths to be placed at Arlington National Cemetery and as well in our home state of Michigan. Those wreaths are without a doubt the most sacred loads we transport every year,” Elliott said.
Elliott proudly echoed the sentiments of Rob Worcester, that without truckers, WAA would be stuck in neutral. “Their mission to ‘Remember, Honor and Teach’ would not be possible without the support of the trucking industry.”
The newest episode of Truckerville, a TNN original series show, takes viewers behind the scenes of this remarkable event and shows you how trucker power makes all the difference. “Wreaths Across America is indebted to the transportation industry who not only helps move the mission, but does so with the utmost respect and appreciation for our veterans,” Karen Worcester, Executive Director of WAA, told us.
“The Truckerville episode does an excellent job highlighting these patriots and reminds us all why the mission matters,” Worcester said after watching the 15-minute episode entitled “Hauling For Heroes.”
When Trump was elected president, he vowed to bring honor back to those who have served, after years of Obama obliterating our military. President Trump followed through by revamping the Veterans Administration. Last month he announced that since his inauguration, his administration had removed over 3600 government employees who did not give our veterans the care they deserve. Over 2 million vets have been able to receive care outside of the much-troubled VA system since President Trump took office.
It’s so important to remember those who have fought & died for us. And not just on Memorial & Veterans days. Those who perished protecting our freedoms have grieving families who are left behind. Mothers, fathers, wives, sons & daughters. They need to know that we respect their sacrifice and that we are there for them. It can be especially difficult for families of the fallen during Christmas & the holidays as they remember the loved ones they lost & the times they will never have with them again.
Share this if you are proud of these truckers for honoring our fallen!
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Yuma Mayor Declares Emergency Over Migrant Crisis – City Overrun
This story originally appeared on WeBuildTheWall.news & was edited & republished with permission:
Sounds like a humanitarian and a national security crisis to me and I’m not the only one who sees it that way. Yuma Mayor Douglas Nicholls just declared an emergency in his city due to what he said was the strain caused by the incoming flow of migrants. The agents and authorities are simply being overwhelmed and swarmed by these invaders.
1,800 came over the border in one day… one day! Half of those detained on Tuesday crossing over from Mexico were found in the El Paso, Texas area, according to officials. Border patrol said more than 980 were apprehended before 5 am after crossing in three large groups. Yuma is having just as rough a time of it.
Mayor Nicholls went public with this on Facebook. He explained that he “proclaimed a local emergency” in the city “due to the migrant family releases overwhelming the local shelter system.” And it’s not just the sheer numbers of illegal immigrants… it’s the economic burden, the crime, the drugs, the danger to children and disease that is playing into this massive emergency state.
Nicholls is begging the government to step in and do something here. I don’t blame him in the least. They need help and fast. “I am calling upon the federal government to alleviate the humanitarian crisis in Yuma, as our NGO’s are overcapacity and cannot sustain providing this aid,” the post said. Here’s a thought – ship all of them to sanctuary cities just as Trump proposed. Works for me. Better yet, don’t let them in at all unless they come here legally.
From Fox News:
“Nicholls, in a video, laid out his reasoning behind the declaration, saying that he ultimately feels that its what’s best for both Yuma and the incoming migrants.
“So it’s with a heavy heart that I declare that we’re at this point but it is something that I believe we need to do to make sure that our community is maintained and that the human rights of all the migrants are also maintained and that we have a path forward that respects both,” he said.
“The city of Yuma, Ariz., also tweeted about the proclamation, citing Nicholls, claiming that released migrants were coming into the area faster than they were leaving.
“The move by the local official comes after President Trump declared a national emergency at the nation’s southern border earlier this year.”
Mayor: Migrants being released into the community faster than they are departing, and shelters and the staff to run them are at max capacity. A state of emergency is declared.
— City of Yuma (@cityofyuma) April 16, 2019
“The transportation network is just insufficient to keep up with demand,” Nicholls said. “And the backlog of people staying at the shelter has created this capacity issue.” The media and the left are playing it up that the poor illegal immigrants don’t have money for bus fare to go to relatives while they await their court date. But the issue here is that they should not be here in the first place.
Now, the city is hoping for a FEMA response. In signing the declaration, Nicholls said he hopes to draw national attention to the plight of local communities struggling with a federal issue, adding that he’s talking to officials in other border cities and calling on them to issue similar emergency declarations. The mayor stated that he had spoken to Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, who signaled his support for the declaration.
Today I proclaimed a local emergency in Yuma, due to the migrant family releases overwhelming the local shelter system. I am calling upon the federal government to alleviate the humanitarian crisis in Yuma, as our NGO’s are overcapacity and cannot sustain providing this aid. I signed the proclamation of emergency and soon after spoke with media at approximately 3:15 pm (MST). You can view via the video below:
Posted by Douglas Nicholls, Yuma Mayor on Tuesday, April 16, 2019
“We will review any declaration once we receive it,” according to a statement Tuesday night from Patrick Ptak, a Ducey spokesman. “Ultimately, this humanitarian crisis is the result of Congress’ failure to act. It will only be solved by Congress actually doing something, and the governor has vocally urged Congress to quit playing politics and take action. If only they would.
“In the wake of their inaction, our office is working with local governments, non-profits and our federal partners to maximize available resources and ensure proper coordination between ICE officials and groups providing temporary services to migrants.”
I rolled into Mexico illegally, and came back into the USA… upon entering I got free healthcare, dental, welfare and cash in my pocket. It was that easy. @DonaldJTrumpJr @realDonaldTrump @RealJamesWoods @Education4Libs @IngrahamAngle @gehrig38 @SheriffClarke @NeilWMcCabe2 pic.twitter.com/8BHuqGbaZA
— Brian Kolfage (@BrianKolfage) April 11, 2019
Nicholls fears hungry migrants roaming the streets. He should fear much worse than that. “This isn’t a natural disaster,” Nicholls said. “But it is a disaster.”
“… the local emergency exceeds control of the services, personnel, equipment and facilities of the City of Yuma and requires the combined efforts, cooperation, and resources of the Yuma community including local and non-profit agencies such as the Red Cross, Catholic Community Services, The Salvation Army, Yuma Community Food Bank, churches, the County of Yuma, the State of Arizona, and the United States of America,” the statement said.
It’s long past time for the wall to be built and We Build The Wall should start their project this month. Meanwhile, President Trump is still scratching and fighting for every mile of barrier put up. Put the blame of all this where it belongs… squarely on the left. #WeBuildTheWall
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