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Maine wreaths bound for Arlington cemetery

Saturday - 12/7/2013, 3:58pm  ET

DAVID SHARP
Associated Press

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- A Maine nonprofit is ready to ship out about 100,000 wreaths to Arlington National Cemetery.

All told, Wreaths Across America expects to ship 470,000 to 500,000 wreaths to adorn veterans' graves in more than 900 locations. Starting Sunday, 11 trucks will begin rolling toward Arlington.

The organization is already looking to expand next year for the cemetery's 150th anniversary.

Executive Director Karen Worcester says the goal a year from now is to place a wreath on every headstone -- about 230,000 of them -- at the cemetery outside Washington, D.C.


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