As a part of a vacation custom that’s been referred to as “a celebration of life,” volunteers place Christmas wreaths on the tombstones of fallen troopers at Arlington Nationwide Cemetery. However this yr, there’s a shortfall.
Wreaths Throughout America, a Maine-based mostly non-revenue group, has, for 25 years now, taken on the mission of putting a wreath on a tombstone of each U.S. veteran laid to relaxation at Arlington Nationwide Cemetery, along with 1,200 different cemeteries all through the world.
Whereas many wreaths have already got been donated to the trigger, there’s nonetheless a scarcity of 25,000. The group is trying to fill the hole by Wreaths Throughout America Day on Dec. sixteen — the day that every of the tombstones at Arlington, the burial floor of roughly four hundred,000 veterans, is about to be decked out with a wreath.
Bre Kingsbury, of Wreaths Throughout America, informed Fox Information Channel’s “Occurring Now” final week that response to the group’s mission — “Keep in mind, Honor, Train,” in response to its web site — has been “so overwhelmingly constructive.”