ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — A huge number of volunteers are placing wreaths on tombstones at Arlington National Cemetery.
A local radio station reports the annual event drew a large crowd Saturday, with more than 245,000 wreaths placed at grave sites.READ MORE: 'Verdict Not Justice, It's Accountability': North Texas Leaders React To Derek Chauvin Guilty On All Counts
The Wreaths Across America caravan traveled earlier this month from Columbia Falls, Maine, where the wreaths were made. The caravan went through several states before arriving in Arlington.READ MORE: North Texas Counties To Transition To Smaller COVID-19 Vaccine Sites
The grand marshals are Vietnam War Medal of Honor recipient Roger Donlon and his wife, Norma Donlon.
The tradition began when Maine wreath maker Morrill Worcester donated 5,000 wreaths to Arlington Cemetery. A total of 1.2 million wreaths will be placed on markers across the country in 1,238 locations.MORE NEWS: $9,000 In Funeral Reimbursement From FEMA Available For COVID-19 Deaths
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