Wreaths Across America reaches goal for Arlington

A wreath is placed by a tombstone at Arlington National Cemetery by a Wreaths Across America volunteer.

After facing a shortage of 30,000 wreaths in November, Wreaths Across America (WAA) has now reached its goal of 230,000 wreaths for graves at at Arlington National Cemetery.

Volunteers will place wreaths on those graves Saturday, Dec. 12.

Any additional sponsored wreaths received after the 230,000 will be placed at Arlington’s Columbariums and Niche Wall sections to honor the individuals memorialized there, said a WAA spokesperson.  This is something the organization has not been able to do in the past.

In December, WAA volunteers will place wreaths on veterans’ graves across the nation. Wreaths are donated by the Worcester Wreath Company in Harrington, Maine and delivered by volunteering fleets and truck drivers to cemeteries and other locations throughout the United States.