The project started in 1992 by Karen and Morrill Worcester of Harrington, Maine with the placing of 5,000 unsold wreaths on headstones in Arlington National Cemetery and has grown in leaps and bounds since then. Last December, they placed 24,000 wreaths there, and next Saturday, December 10, they plan on laying 100,000. Today, over 84 big rigs from various locations around the country will start to make their way to the nation's capitol. A nonprofit group now assists them as they they attempt, some year, to place laurels on all 210,000 graves in this national memorial. That would be quite an undertaking, from Harrington to Arlington!.
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