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Monday, November 30, 2015

Volunteer Project Needs Help Getting a Wreath for Every Grave at Arlington Cemetery

This Christmas, thousand of graves at Arlington National Cemetery could be left bare as donations to place wreaths at the headstones dry up.

Wreaths Across America, a donation-based organization, places 700,000 wreaths at cemeteries nationwide, including 230,000 at the Arlington cemetery alone.

The volunteer organization, which receives no money from the government, is responsible for raising $3.45 million year to accomplish this goal, which grows every year as more fallen warriors are buried.

As of Wednesday night, the group was $450,000 short of reaching its goal, which equates to about 30,000 wreaths.

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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Volunteered for this last year. What an overwhelming experience. If you can't donate, go to their website and volunteer.

USMCRetired said...

Wreaths Across America will also have wreaths at the Eastern Shore Veterans Cemetery in Hurlock Maryland on Saturday Dec 12 @ 10:00AM. Their are 6600 grave sites at this cemetery and we only get about 2000 to 2500 wreaths for this cemetery each year. It is hard to get 100% wreaths for placement at all of the cemeteries. So you can donate locally if you would like.

Melvin Cusick said...

This is great, I just donated.

Anonymous said...

Do you have contact information for them? I am a little tight on cash this year, but I have been making wreaths from the holly and pine trees on our farm. I'd live to make some for them to place.