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Caravan of Wreaths Leaving Maine for Arlington

Saturday, 04 Dec 2010 12:00 PM

 

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Tens of thousands of wreaths aboard 20 tractor-trailers in Maine are destined for Arlington National Cemetery and other sites.

The caravan leaves Worcester Wreath Co. in Harrington on Sunday with five of the trucks bound for Arlington, Va., carrying 24,000 wreaths. For the 19th year in a row, the wreaths will be laid on soldiers' gravestones next Saturday to pay tribute to the nation's veterans.

But it's much bigger than that. At the same time, similar ceremonies will take place in all 50 states and 34 overseas locations with 215,000 additional wreaths.

Worcester Wreath is donating 20,000 wreaths. The remaining 195,000 are paid for with donations from corporate sponsors, veterans groups, the USO and individuals.

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