There, wreaths will be laid at the graves of veterans on Saturday, Dec. 16, designated National Wreaths Across America Day. Due to the grateful contribution of thousands of additional wreaths, not only is the public invited to attend, but to also volunteer and assist the Civil Air Patrol in placing wreaths (no pre-event coordination needed; just attend the ceremony to participate). This year, more than 200,000 wreaths will be placed at Arlington alone.
The Wreaths Across America caravan departed Sunday from Columbia Falls, where the wreaths were made. A total of 1.2 million wreaths will be placed on markers across the country in 1,238 locations. A year ago over 2,000 wreaths were placed at Stones River National Cemetery.
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 ME businessman Morrill Worcester in 1992.
"I, Tonya" soars in opening weekend
The Neon film I, Tonya opened in NY and Los Angeles on December 8 and will hit theaters around the country in subsequent weeks. Harding, played in the film by Margot Robbie ( Suicide Squad , The Wolf of Wall Street ), was banned for life from the sport.
To date, 475 remembrance wreaths have been sponsored by individuals for placement.
A convoy loaded with Christmas wreaths has left Down East Maine for a weeklong journey to Arlington National Cemetery, where the wreaths will adorn tombstones this holiday season.
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