Arlington Nat’l Cemetery Asking for Donations Amid Wreath Shortage

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More than 20,000 volunteers will head to Arlington National Cemetery Saturday to lay wreaths on the headstones of fallen heroes.

The wreaths, made possible from donations and volunteers at Wreaths Across America, make a week-long trek from Maine.

In the last few years, there haven’t been enough wreaths for every headstone. And this year, there won’t be enough for section 60 — the section for those who served in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Wreaths Across America says they are about $500,000 short this year to make sure every headstone has a wreath in section 60.

It costs about $15 a wreath, and they are about 35,000 wreaths short.


For your donation to count for this year’s wreath laying effort, please make your donation by Dec. 12.

Donate online here.

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