Public Advocate Thanks Thousands of Truckers Upon Arrival in Washington, D.C.
and thanked them one at a time directly as they arrived. We were reported
in international and national news reports and our group was recognized by
major online live feeds reaching audiences from 10,000 to 280,000 at a time.
Public Advocate staff and volunteers rallied with the Truckers Friday, Saturday and Sunday and Monday at the Hagerstown Speedway, on the Beltway, in Virginia at the Virginia Motor Speedway in Jamaica, Virginia.
Public Advocate welcome ceremonies, signs, gift giving, hugging of Truckers were reported on WUSA 9 TV News, the Daily Mail, Getty Images and on various social platforms all weekend.
Eugene Delgaudio president of Public Advocate wore a vintage George Washington colonial outfit and white wig. Other staff wore Lady Liberty, Uncle Sam or giant orange cone costumes. Public Advocate handed out snack bags containing slim jims, twinkies, crackers, cookies, drinks and candy bars.
A special commemoriative procession car or truck tag was presented to the first 1,000 drivers upon arrival at both Speedways in Maryland and Virginia to mark their arrival.