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Robert Palm of Truckesfinalmile.org is leading an effort to clear headstones on September 11th, as part of a national day of service honoring the fallen.

Veterans In Trucking connected with him recently to hear his thoughts on why it’s important to participate in acts of service for the commemoration of the September 11th attacks. He told us that service is a way to reclaim that day from terror.

Robert knows all about the transformative power of service: His organization, truckersfinalmile.org works to aid trucker families in the event of a crisis. And he told us that this year they have had more requests for aid than ever before. 

He noted in a press release that, “the purpose of the September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance is to transform the anniversary of 9/11 from a day of tragedy into a day of doing good.” 

Truckersfinalmile.org has launched a patriotic truck project to raise funds for drivers and their families: The truck wrap features an American patriotic theme as well as images celebrating the history of the American trucker.

 For $250 families are opting to sponsor a brick with a message commemorating a fallen driver. 

Thus far, some of the supporting families that have purchased bricks include the family of the late OOIDA founder Jim Johnston, along with the wife of Jason Rivenberg (Jason’s Law).

To contribute to truckersfinalmile.org, please visit:

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