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Wreaths Across America
From a CNO reader 

Recently, 25 tractor trailers left Harrington, Maine loaded with wreaths to be placed on graves at Arlington National Cemetery. Hundreds of motorcycles and a police escort in various states led the convoy. 

The tradition began in 1992 when the Worcester Wreath Company found themselves with a surplus nearing the end of the Christmas season. They donated the wreaths to Arlington. 

A photo of the stones at Arlington, adorned with wreaths and covered in snow, went viral on the internet. Suddenly, the project received national attention. 

Thousands of requests poured in from all over the country from people wanting to help and to emulate the Arlington project at their national and state cemeteries. 

This year over 800 locations around the nation will be receiving the wreaths, and 60,000 volunteers will be helping with the placement. 

You can learn more at: http://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/


 
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