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Volunteers pick up 112K wreaths at Arlington

Saturday - 1/26/2013, 7:31am  ET

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) - Volunteers will be helping collect more than 100,000 wreaths that were placed on gravesites at Arlington National cemetery over the holidays.

The volunteer cleanup will run Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The public is welcome to help.

Volunteers will be briefed on the cleanup plan at 8:45 a.m. at the Memorial Amphitheater in the cemetery.

Officials suggest volunteers wear gloves, comfortable shoes and bring something that can be used to hold multiple wreaths, like a broom handle.


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