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Volunteers to Place Wreaths on ANC Graves Tomorrow

More than 25,000 volunteers are expected to flock to Arlington National Cemetery tomorrow (Saturday, Dec. 13) to place wreaths on the graves of hundreds of thousands of veterans for the holidays.

The group Wreaths Across America, now in its 23rd year, hopes to place wreaths on all 230,000 graves in the cemetery this year.

Wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery by Sunday MoneyTrucks carrying the wreaths are expected to start arriving in Arlington today. They will arrive at the cemetery in a convoy at ANC’s main gate between 8:15 and 8:30 a.m. tomorrow.

An opening ceremony will be held at 9:00 a.m. at the McClellan Arch, and volunteers will begin laying wreaths at 9:30 a.m. Separate wreath laying ceremonies are planned at the President Kennedy gravesite, the USS Maine Mast and the Tomb of the Unknowns.

Instructions on how to volunteer and how to get to the cemetery (take Metro, don’t drive) are available on the Wreaths Across America website and in the video above.

Flickr pool photo by Sunday Money

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