Good Deed: Chattanooga trucking team delivers wreaths to Mississippi for Wreaths Across America

Contribute photo / Diana and Jerry Knapp (rear), pictured with Cathy Stroud and Sharron Knightly at the Veterans Memorial Hall in Wesson, Miss., were met with kind smiles and hospitality during their journey to deliver wreaths in support of Wreaths Across America.

Storey Trucking team drivers — husband and wife Jerry and Diana Knapp — traveled to southern Mississippi from Chattanooga to deliver a truckload of Christmas wreaths for Wreaths Across America.

After the couple picked up the wreaths in Jackson, Miss., they delivered them to seven locations in Mississippi, making drops at national cemeteries and memorial sites. Dec. 17 is National Wreaths Across America Day. Volunteers decorate memorial sites with wreaths to honor those who have served.

Each year with the help of hundreds of volunteer trucking companies Wreaths Across America is able to honor our nation's fallen heroes. The efforts of trucking company owners, drivers and all of their employees make the mission possible. The truckers and their trucks are known as the Honor Fleet.

Caroline Coppock