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Crowley honors servicemen through wreath sponsorship across America


Crowley team members at Wreaths Across America in Puerto Rico, 2019

Our partnership with Wreaths Across America represents our appreciation and recognition of the value of military service members here and abroad, past and present.

Crowley will continue to honor the U.S. military and veterans this holiday season by donating transportation and logistics services to Crowns across America (WAA). For his third consecutive year of supporting the organization, Crowley will be the primary sponsor of Wreath Across America’s Puerto Rico ceremonies at the island’s veterans cemeteries, ensuring that veterans who are buried there are honored and continuing the the company’s commitment to the island and its inhabitants.

As part of Crowley’s support, valued at more than $ 40,000, the company will provide land and sea transportation of thousands of wreaths to Puerto Rico to be laid at the graves of servicemen at the National Cemetery of the island in Bayamón as well as in the Atlantic Gardens Veterans Cemetery in Aguadilla. Crowley will also provide ground transportation for wreaths to be laid at veterans’ graves at Jacksonville National Cemetery.

“Our partnership with Wreaths Across America represents our appreciation and recognition of the value of the military here and abroad, past and present,” said Shiju Zacharia, senior vice president and general manager of Crowley Solutions, the business unit government departments of the company. “It is an honor and a privilege to have this opportunity to be part of the tribute to our military, our veterans and the generations who served before them. To all of you, we say a sincere thank you for your service.

In addition to its in-kind services, Crowley Solutions and the company’s charity and volunteer program, Crowley Cares, will be making a combined financial donation of $ 22,500.

Formed in 2007, Wreaths Across America fulfills its mission of “remembering, honoring and teaching” in part by coordinating wreath laying ceremonies at veterans cemeteries and other locations in all 50 states. Crowley’s sponsorship expands the organization’s mission in Puerto Rico and serves as the organization’s sole shipping provider.

“Wreaths Across America’s mission to remember, honor, teach continues to grow across the country every year through the dedication of local volunteers and transportation partners like Crowley,” said Don Queeney, director of the transportation and mobile education exhibit, Wreaths Across America. “Through their continued commitment to help us move the mission forward, servicemen buried in Puerto Rico will be honored this year with the laying of a Veteran’s wreath and their names spoken aloud, keeping their memory alive.”

Community members and business partners can contribute to Wreaths Across America by visiting this page: http://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/crowley.

About Crowley

Crowley is a privately held U.S.-owned and operated marine, energy and logistics solutions company serving the commercial and government sectors with over $ 2.5 billion in annual revenues, over 160 vessels primarily in the Jones Act fleet and approximately 6,300 employees worldwide – employing more US sailors than any other company. The Crowley Company has invested more than $ 3 billion in shipping, which is the backbone of global trade and the global economy. As a global shipowner-operator and service provider with nearly 130 years of innovation and a commitment to sustainability, the company serves customers in 35 island countries and territories through four business units: Crowley Logistics, Crowley Expedition, Crowley Solutions and Crowley Fuels. Additional information about Crowley, its business units and subsidiaries can be found at http://www.crowley.com.

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