(NOV. 8, 2019 – WASHINGTON, D.C.) – KBS, one of the largest owners of premier commercial real estate in the nation and Transwestern today announce that the companies have partnered for a fourth year to support Wreaths Across America, an organization honoring fallen U.S. veterans. This nonprofit organization coordinates wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as over 1,700 additional locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea and abroad. The companies are collecting donations for wreath sponsorships at 30 KBS properties across the country where Transwestern provides property management services.
“We’re proud to continue our support of Wreaths Across America in partnership with KBS,” said Tom Lawyer, President of Transwestern Commercial Services. “It’s a privilege to be able to honor our fallen service men and women for their sacrifices.”
The fundraiser runs Nov. 4-22, and donations can be made online at: wreathsacrossamerica.org/va0310, with a $15 donation to sponsor one wreath. KBS and Transwestern will match the donations up to 2,000 wreaths. One hundred percent of the donations go directly to Wreaths Across America.
“We stand proudly behind Wreaths Across America’s mission to remember fallen U.S. veterans, honor those who serve and teach children the value of freedom,” said Marc DeLuca, regional president, Eastern United States for KBS. “Thanks to our generous tenants and employees, in the last three years we were able to pay tribute to more than 12,000 fallen veterans with wreaths.”
On National Wreaths Across America Day, Saturday, Dec. 14, volunteers will gather in participating cemeteries to place live basalm wreaths on every veteran headstone as an act of respect, gratitude and remembrance. Those interested in volunteering can sign up on the Wreaths Across America website.