Without public help veterans graves may not have wreath this holiday season

The organization responsible for the annual wreath laying at Arlington National Cemetery is looking to the public for help this year. Photo: Wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery/ Air Force photo

WASHINGTON, December 3, 2013 — The organization responsible for the annual wreath laying at Arlington National Cemetery is looking to the public for help this year.

Wreaths Across American, which every year donates 135,000 wreaths- as well as the time to lay them down and pick them back up during the holiday season- is coming up wells short of their annual goal.

They have attributed the shortage to people being more interested in local giving than national giving, so they are turning to local residents for help.

The nonprofit group expects to come up around 35,000 wreaths short. To solve that defect, the public can donate $15 to buy a wreath for the fallen soldiers resting at one of the nation’s oldest national cemeteries.

The wreath laying is a time honored and patriotic way to honor the soldiers in Arlington. It takes place on December 14 at 10 am.

Anyone wishing to help Wreaths Across America before then can make a donation at their website: WreathsAcrossAmerica.org.


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