At Interstate, we have deep respect and appreciation for the sacrifices the members of our military make on behalf of our country to support our freedom.
In the last year, we were honored to support two significant events, as well as growing our Military 2 Commercial program to help military drivers transition to a civilian driving career. We have a great number of veterans working for us, and we’re proud to support those who dedicated their lives to our freedom.
Wreaths Across America
Wreaths Across America is an organization whose mission is to remember honor and teach about the sacrifices made by veterans. For the annual December event Interstate provided a truck and trailer to transport wreaths to Arlington National Cemetery.
Through a coordinated effort, wreaths were placed on all 700,000+ gravestones at Arlington. We are extremely honored to support Wreaths Across America again this year, driving from our headquarters in Tacoma, Wash. Across the country to Arlington again this December.
The Wall That Heals
The Wall that Heals is a 250 foot-long replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Interstate hosted The Wall That Heals earlier this year at our corporate headquarters in Tacoma, Wash. The intention is to offer a space in local communities to help people begin to heal from the loss of loved ones, and to honor those who paid the ultimate price for our freedom. The trailer opens to show displays of photos, letters and memorabilia about service members whose names are on The Wall.
Aside from these events, we actively pursue veterans as truck drivers through our Military 2 Commercial program, which provides guidance and training to transfer driving experience from the military to a civilian career.
We’re very intentional in how we engage with veterans. We offer paid training after CDL school, but we don’t have any contracts to sign. We also will never touch a veteran’s VA benefits, which can be used for other purposes, such as education funding for dependents.Posted by intd on November 9, 2015 | Categories: News.