Each December, Wreaths Across America hosts a gathering at the Arlington National Cemetery and 3,400 other cemeteries around the globe to lay wreaths at the graves of our Nation’s heroes while following the Wreaths Across mission to Remember, Honor, and Teach. On December 17, 2022, Chenega MIOS was proud to join this mission as a top sponsor of this incredible event to lay wreaths at the Quantico National Cemetery for those who have given the ultimate sacrifice. We had an impressive turnout of people volunteering their time that Saturday afternoon, with over 50 teaming up to lay the wreaths. Many employees even brought their children, friends, and other family members to help accomplish the Wreaths Across America mission. After each wreath was laid, the name on the grave was spoken out loud, followed by a moment of silence to honor and respect each fallen warrior.
Not only did our local DMV people participate, though. We had employees reach out across the states looking to participate in their own local Wreaths Across America. Through our selfless and dedicated employees who wanted to get involved on their own, Chenega MIOS was able to make an impact across many states, from Virginia, to North Carolina, to Florida, Texas, Oklahoma, Arizona, California, and even Alaska! We are so proud to have the workforce that we do that sees the meaning behind the ways Chenega MIOS gives back to military members and our community and joins in these missions from near and far.
Following the laying of the wreaths, to show appreciation to those who assisted with Wreaths Across America and to help ring in the Holiday season, Chenega MIOS hosted a Holiday Luncheon at Giorgio’s Family Restaurant in Dumfries, VA. We were so grateful for the opportunity to get some of our team back together to spread some Holiday cheer. At the Luncheon, interested attendees participated in a White Elephant, an event we have always loved hosting through the years.
We are so grateful for all who joined us in the multiple events on Saturday and hope that everyone has a wonderful Holiday season!
Find all of our photos from the event here, or scroll through a few of them below!