Wreaths Across America honors veterans during the holidays

Thomson Reuters

Tens of thousands of volunteers gathered at Arlington National Cemetery and more than a thousand other locations on Saturday, December 17th to lay wreaths on the headstones of fallen soldiers.

The "Wreaths Across America" event is an annual tradition at the cemetery.

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More than 60 trucks came to Virginia carrying roughly 5,000 wreaths each.

The wreaths are sent from Harrington, Maine and travel as far as San Diego, CA.