Why some Arlington National Cemetery graves may not get wreaths this year

Posted on: 3:27 pm, December 9, 2013, by , updated on: 03:29pm, December 9, 2013

Arlington Wreaths

(CNN) – The annual tradition of laying wreaths at every grave in Arlington National Cemetery may come up short this year. The group behind the tradition,” Wreaths Across America,” said it’s $500,000 short of its fundraising goal.

That means about 35,000 fewer wreaths this year compared to last year.

The lack of donations is likely because people are giving to other veterans’ cemeteries across the country, the organization said.

Each wreath is $15 and can be sponsored by visiting waastore.com.

The wreath laying is scheduled for this Saturday, Dec. 14.

2 comments

  • Paula Kennedy says:

    How about the Government stepping up and paying for this? Oh that’s right, to much honor in that!!

  • jason wilmoth says:

    Instead of flying airforce one around the world and wasting money on the obamas aids. how about spending that money on our fallen veterans. Wake up US.

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