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Sub Chain Owner Places Wreaths For Fallen Soldiers

December 17, 2011 • WallPatch • By Keith Brown

December 15, 2011 -- Jersey Mike’s Founder & CEO Peter Cancro and Edith Nowels, a Brielle resident and member of the nonprofit Wreaths Across America Board of Trustees, participate in a National Day of Remembrance on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011, at Arlington National Cemetery.  Later, Cancro had the honor of placing a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. With the help of its customers, Jersey Mike’s raised $100,000 for Wreaths Across America, a nonprofit organization founded to continue and expand the annual wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington. Ninety thousand wreaths were laid in a little over an hour. (Photo by Jersey Mike’s Subs)

December 15, 2011 -- Jersey Mike’s Founder & CEO Peter Cancro and Edith Nowels, a Brielle resident and member of the nonprofit Wreaths Across America Board of Trustees, participate in a National Day of Remembrance on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011, at Arlington National Cemetery. Later, Cancro had the honor of placing a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. With the help of its customers, Jersey Mike’s raised $100,000 for Wreaths Across America, a nonprofit organization founded to continue and expand the annual wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington. Ninety thousand wreaths were laid in a little over an hour. (Photo by Jersey Mike’s Subs)

December 15, 2011 -- Jersey Mike’s Founder & CEO Peter Cancro and Retired Air Force Master Sergeant and North-Carolina-based franchise owner Joseph Minyon prepare to place wreaths on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier as part of a National Day of Remembrance on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011, at Arlington National Cemetery.  With the help of its customers, Jersey Mike’s raised $100,000 for Wreaths Across America, a nonprofit organization founded to continue and expand the annual wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington. Ninety thousand wreaths were laid in a little over an hour. (Photo by Jersey Mike’s Subs)

December 15, 2011 -- Jersey Mike’s Founder & CEO Peter Cancro and Retired Air Force Master Sergeant and North-Carolina-based franchise owner Joseph Minyon prepare to place wreaths on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier as part of a National Day of Remembrance on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011, at Arlington National Cemetery. With the help of its customers, Jersey Mike’s raised $100,000 for Wreaths Across America, a nonprofit organization founded to continue and expand the annual wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington. Ninety thousand wreaths were laid in a little over an hour. (Photo by Jersey Mike’s Subs)

Wall Township-based sub shop chain Jersey Mike’s helped raise $100,000 to continue a somber wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery.

The ceremony, part of a Dec. 10th National Day of Remembrance, was organized by Wreaths Across America, a nonprofit organization dedicated to continuing and expanding the laying of wreaths at the graves of soldiers.

“In just a little over an hour, we laid 90,000 wreaths,” said Karen Worcester, executive director, Wreaths Across America.  “It was remarkable.  Thanks to Jersey Mike’s Subs for helping us make this possible.”

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