Urgent Call to Help Group Buy Wreaths for Every Grave at Arlington
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.
Chairman Wayne Hanson said his group is fighting so that no family has to ask why their loved one doesn't have a wreath on his or her grave.
Dec. 12 is National Wreaths Across America Day, and sponsorship for a wreath is $15. Those wishing to donate or volunteer can visit Wreaths Across America's website.
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