McLane Midwest was honored to support Wreaths Across America’s annual wreath-laying ceremony on December 16 at the Danville National Cemetery in Danville, Illinois. In a poignant tribute, the event brought together volunteers, veterans, and community members—including members of the Boy Scouts and Civil Air Patrol cadets—to honor and remember those who served in branches of the U.S. armed forces. This marked the fourth year McLane Midwest assisted the event by transporting wreaths to the cemetery.
Darrell Briscoe, McLane regional vice president and U.S. Army veteran spoke at the event. He expressed gratitude to the men and women who served, spanning generations and different walks of life, united by the shared purpose of protecting freedom for generations to come.
Following the opening ceremony, volunteers joined together to lay wreaths on the graves of veterans. Each wreath, adorned with a red bow and accompanied by a moment of reflection, served as a symbol of appreciation for the service and sacrifice.
The event was a powerful tribute, reminding everyone in attendance of the true meaning of the holiday season and the importance of honoring those who put service before self, reflecting the strength and unity that defines our nation.