The Wreaths Across America program continues to grow, reaching 1.5 million military veterans who had wreaths placed on their gravesites at national cemeteries throughout the U.S. last December. Modagrafics is helping to increase awareness by offering a trailer graphics program that is gaining tractability and giving back. This year’s event is scheduled for December 15.
“We saw some amazing graphics and would get calls asking if there was a wrap they could use,” explained Deborah Sparks, who coordinates corporate development and community relations for WAA. “We don’t but I saw Craig Neustadt of Modagrafics at the Private Fleet Truck Show. Most people who want to wrap their trailers prefer it on a permanent basis. Craig said he could help.”
Modagrafics is offering six trailer graphic designs. Using their patented Spedian Vehicle Graphics system to install, the designs include a custom tagline. Modagrafics is donating a portion of each of the proceeds to WAA.
“The generosity of Modagrafics is incredible,” said Sparks. “They cut costs to make it very affordable for any company to become involved so it’s a win-win for everyone. They heard we had a need and want. Now we have a solution.”
Sparks said Pinellas Technical College in St. Petersburg, Florida became WAA’s prototype for the program. Many others have since signed on in the last three months. Laura Kingsland and Mary Okeefe worked with Sparks to design three of the graphics designs being offered by Modagrafics.
“Wreaths Across America is one of the greatest honors you can present for our fallen veterans who have sacrificed so much for our country,” noted Kingsland, a commercial vehicle instructor. “My father and grandfather were in the military. Mary’s father and son were in the military so we both have respect for their service and sacrifices. The graphics on our trailer will never be removed. We are very honored and humbled that we were allowed to create such an important symbol to our fallen veterans, and Modagrafics kept that integrity in the designs.”
Wreaths can be sponsored year-round. All donations received after Nov. 30 will go towards next year’s program. Contact Deborah Sparks via email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or call her at 571-217-7068 for more information or to become involved.