ELLSWORTH — Wreaths Across America is carrying 100,000 Christmas wreaths to place on veterans’ graves at Arlington National Cemetery — far short of its goal of 150,000.
Thousands of volunteers will be on hand Saturday, Dec. 14, to help place the greenery at gravesites in the Virginia burial ground.
The Wreaths Across America convoy departed from Harrington Dec. 8 with a total of 500,000 wreaths for veterans’ graves and memorials around the country.
“We are finding that as more people get involved throughout the country, money for wreath sponsorships is going towards the cemeteries in the local communities where Wreaths Across America has a presence, which is great,” said Amber Caron, spokesman for the organization. “Arlington, though, is often not top of the mind for many.”