An Honor to Remember

See one woman’s unforgettable journey to perform a time-honored tradition in Arlington National Cemetery.

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A Devotion to Service

In his 25 years as the UPS facilities engineer in Jacksonville, Florida, Rick Garcia has been fortunate to work with a lot of wonderful people, but he holds a special admiration for district porter Sue Hiett. Sue’s dedication extends well beyond UPS and is felt by countless veterans and their families in the wider Jacksonville area. One of her biggest efforts each year is raising funds for Wreaths Across America (WAA)—a nationwide program that distributes holiday wreaths as a tribute to veterans laid to rest at VA national and local cemeteries.

So, in the company of her friends and colleagues, Rick surprised Sue with the news that UPS had made a sizeable donation to WAA in her name. But there was more. Rick then revealed that Sue would be flying with her husband, a Navy veteran, to Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia to participate in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.