O&R Donates $5,000, Helps Place Holiday Wreaths On All West Point Graves
Approximately 50 volunteers braved wind-swept rain and bitter cold to honor the heroic service of U.S soldiers by laying wreaths at all of the more than 7,000 graves in the cemetery at the United States Military Academy at West Point last Saturday (Dec. 5).
Through its Community Investment Committee (CIC), O&R fielded a volunteer team and donated $5,000 to the 11th annual Wreaths at West Point observance, a local project affiliated with the Wreaths Across America program. Because of large-gathering restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic CDC guidelines, O&R was permitted to field only three volunteers for this year’s effort. Last year, an O&R volunteer team of 55 workers participated in the event.
West Point’s cemetery is one of nearly 1,600 veterans’ cemeteries across the nation that place wreaths, including 248,000 wreaths on the graves at Arlington National Cemetery.
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Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc. (O&R), a wholly owned subsidiary of Consolidated Edison, Inc., one of the nation’s largest investor-owned energy companies, is a regulated utility. O&R provides electric service to approximately 300,000 customers in southeastern New York State (where its franchise name is Orange & Rockland) and northern New Jersey (where it’s Rockland Electric Company) and natural gas service to approximately 130,000 customers in New York.