Tell A Member’s Business Story: Wreaths for Warriors Walk
The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce has close to 500 AMAZING members. From restaurateurs to retailers and everything in between. They add a great amount of value to Liberty County and the surrounding area. Each member brings something special to our chamber family, and we want to take time to highlight our members by telling their business story. We had one of our program coordinators meet with Susan Ammons, VP of Operations for the non-profit Wreaths for Warriors Walk to get their story.
Who are you and what is your business?
Susan Ammons, VP of Operations, Wreaths for Warriors Walk
What made you start your business?
The organization was founded in 2007 by LTC Tony Justi and Bruce Muncher because of an email LTC Justi received asking for a donation to the Wreaths Across American Organization. WAA buys and places a Christmas wreath on every grave at Arlington National Cemetery. LTC Justi wanted to do the same for the 3ID soldiers memorialized on Warriors Walk. LTC Justi and Mr. Muncher worked diligently to get all necessary approvals to have an annual ceremony at Fort Stewart. Bruce Muncher told me about it, and I was hooked from the very first meeting.
What brought you to Liberty County?
I’ve lived in Hinesville since I was 3 years old when Daddy and Mama moved here.
What’s an interesting fact about your business that most people don’t know?
Something about our organization that a lot of people don’t know is how much it means to us, the Board for Wreaths for Warriors Walk, to be able to do what we do. We invite all family members of the fallen soldiers honored on Warriors Walk to come to the ceremony and place a wreath at the base of their loved one’s tree. Their families come from all over the US to honor their soldiers. We want the families to know their sacrifices will never be forgotten.
When you’re not working, where in Liberty County do you like to spend your time?
I retired as a Senior Budget Analyst from the G8 office at Ft Stewart in 2014. I love spending time at our local shops, restaurants and riding around the county seeing all of the new construction going on.
What made you join the Chamber? What value have you gotten out of your Chamber membership?
I joined the Chamber to be of service to my hometown. I’m on the Board of Directors at GeoVista, FCL and the HAAC. I love giving back to the place I’ve lived for as many years. We have the absolute best Chamber anywhere! Leah Poole is a fantastic leader and is totally dedicated to promoting the local vendors and everything this county has to offer.
Where can we reach you to utilize your services/shop with you?
www.w4ww.org is our website and our yearly wreath laying ceremony is held the 3rd Saturday in December at 12 noon. We love for members of the community to be there to help place wreaths and to let the families know we never forget.