Organization lays over a million wreaths at veteran’s graves

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Tens of thousands of volunteers have joined together to lay 1.2 million wreaths at the graves of veterans across the country in time for the holidays.

Wreaths Across America began in 1992 as an effort to lay wreaths on the graves of soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery, which has several hundred thousand people buried in it.

Over the years the project expanded to a nationwide effort to honor veterans.

This year, the organization has managed to get 245,000 wreaths for Arlington sponsored by donations, enough to cover more than half of the graves in the cemetery.