Photo By Bill Pearson

Project falls short of goal of 150,000 wreaths



Photo By Bill Pearson

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.”

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Jacqueline Weaver

Jacqueline Weaver

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Jacqueline's beat covers the eastern Hancock County towns of Lamoine through Gouldsboro as well as Steuben in Washington County. She was a reporter for the New York Times, United Press International and Reuters before moving to Maine. She also publicized medical research at Yale School of Medicine and scientific findings at Yale University for nine years.[email protected]
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