O&R Volunteers Clean Up Holiday Wreaths from West Point Graves
O&R volunteers braved icy working conditions yesterday (February 6) to help pick up the holiday wreaths they and others had laid in December at more than 7,000 graves in the cemetery at the United States Military Academy at West Point.
Through its Community Investment Committee (CIC), O&R fielded a volunteer team to help place the wreaths and donated $7,500 to the 11th annual Wreaths at West Point observance, a local project affiliated with the Wreaths Across America program.
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.