Volunteers placed more than 500,000 wreaths on the graves of America's war veterans this weekend.
The event is carried out by "Wreaths Across America," a non-profit organization founded by Maine businessman, Morrill Worcester, in 1992.
A convoy of more than 30 vehicles carrying wreaths, veterans, families of fallen soldiers, and supporters, delivered the wreaths from Maine after participating in a week-long convoy.
The group stopped at schools, memorials, and in communities in Maine, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland, to share its mission. Wreaths Across America's seeks is to "Remember, Honor and Teach" citizens about the sacrifice of our military veterans and their families.
This is the organization's twenty-second year laying wreaths at cemeteries across the nation and marks the largest number ever delivered.
Nearly 30,000 volunteers, friends, and family members, placed remembrance wreaths on the headstones of more than 143,000 veterans at Arlington National Cemetery this past Saturday.
Across the nation, 540,000 remembrance wreaths were placed in honor of our veterans at 908 locations.