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Maine Wreaths to Go to Arlington Cemetery

By: News Staff Email
By: News Staff Email
DoD photo by Master Sgt. Jim Varhegyi, U.S. Air Force

DoD photo by Master Sgt. Jim Varhegyi, U.S. Air Force

December 14, 2013

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Thousands of Maine-made wreaths are ready to be distributed at Arlington National Cemetery.

All told, 11 truckloads of greenery from Worcester Wreath Co. made their way to the cemetery outside Washington, D.C. Maine first lady Ann LePage planned to be on hand Saturday as the wreaths are laid on headstones.

All told, the nonprofit Wreaths Across America expects to ship 470,000 to 500,000 wreaths to adorn veterans' graves this holiday season. Last-minute donations bumped the number of Arlington wreaths from 100,000 to 120,000.

U.S. Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King say the Senate has passed a resolution designating Saturday as "Wreaths Across America Day."

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