|Photos by Bill Boylan|
This past summer, I had the opportunity to visit Wreaths Across America, headquartered in Columbia ME. Now, according to Jessica Chasmar of The Washington Times, Wreaths Across America lacks the necessary funding to place wreaths on all the Graves at Arlington National Cemetery, a tradition started in 1992. Please re-post this and send them a few bucks.
|Staff member tells the story behind this wall hanging to two visitors.|
From the Times:
The nonprofit responsible for placing wreaths on 230,000 headstones at Arlington National Cemetery expects to be 30,000 wreaths short this year due to a lack of funding.
Wreaths Across America said Wednesday night that it is $450,000 short of reaching its goal for its Tuesday deadline. More than 100 volunteers plan to place the wreaths on individual headstones on Dec. 12, and Wreaths Across America, which is not government sponsored, was supposed to raise $3.45 million to finish the project, The Washington Examiner reported.
The group’s team captain Bre Kingsbury said they are hoping for more donors to step forward before the fundraising deadline. Each wreath is $15 and donors can contribute directly at wreathsacrossamerica.org.