SOURCE: Wreaths Across America

Wreaths Across America

December 15, 2012 16:47 ET

110,662 Remembrance Wreaths Placed at Arlington National Cemetery as Part of National Wreaths Across America Day

ARLINGTON, VA--(Marketwire - Dec 15, 2012) - Wreaths Across America, along with more than 20,000 volunteers, placed remembrance wreaths on the headstones of 110,662 fallen military today at Arlington National Cemetery. This is the organization's 21st year laying wreaths at our Nation's cemetery and marks the largest number ever delivered. A convoy of more than 30 vehicles, including tractor trailers, buses, motorcycles and cars carrying wreaths, veterans, families of fallen soldiers, and supporters, delivered the wreaths from Maine after participating in a week-long convoy. The group stopped at schools, memorials, battle ships and in communities in Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland, to share its mission to Remember, Honor and Teach.

About Wreaths Across America
Wreaths Across America is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded to continue and expand the annual wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery begun by Maine businessman, Morrill Worcester, in 1992. The organization's mission, Remember, Honor, Teach, is carried out in part each year by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies in December at Arlington, as well as hundreds of veterans' cemeteries and other locations in all 50 states and beyond. For more information, to donate or to sign up to volunteer, please visit www.WreathsAcrossAmerica.org.

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