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Nearly 250,000 wreaths en route to Arlington National Cemetery

1 year 19 hours 12 minutes ago December 06, 2015 Dec 6, 2015 Sunday, December 06 2015 December 06, 2015 11:13 AM in News
By: Associated Press

COLUMBIA FALLS, Maine - A convoy of a dozen trucks is carrying wreaths from Maine to Arlington National Cemetery to adorn the graves of fallen U.S. military personnel.

Wreaths Across America says a box truck and 11 donated tractor-trailers are on their way from Columbia Falls with the bulk of the 248,000 wreaths that'll be left at gravesites in Arlington.

The convoy is making stops in five Maine communities Sunday as it heads south, including one with Maine first lady Ann LePage. The trucks will leave the state Monday and are due to arrive in Arlington, Virginia, on Saturday.

All told, Wreaths Across America expects to ship more than 900,000 wreaths to adorn veterans' graves in hundreds of locations in all 50 states and overseas.

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