1 million wreaths en route to Arlington National Cemetery

A Navy member plays the trumpet during the burial of U.S. Navy Seaman 1st Class William G. Bruesewitz at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. Photo: AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana
A Navy member plays the trumpet during the burial of U.S. Navy Seaman 1st Class William G. Bruesewitz at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018.

December 08, 2018 09:38 AM

One million balsam wreaths aboard a tractor-trailer caravan are on their way to the nation's most hallowed ground, Arlington National Cemetery, the final resting place for more than 400,000 active duty U.S. service members, veterans and their families.

The "Wreaths Across American" convoy departed Saturday from Columbia Falls, Maine, where the wreaths are made, and will stop at schools, memorials and veteran group gatherings along the 740-mile journey to Arlington, Virginia.

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