Volunteers Place Wreaths on Veterans' Graves Ahead of the Holidays

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Thousands of volunteers are helping to ensure veterans are remembered this holiday season.

On Saturday, wreaths will be placed on veterans' graves around the country on what is National Wreaths Across America Day.

"It's a celebration of life," organizer Bre Kingsbury told InsideEdition.com. "That one wreath symbolizes one family. One family that was able to smile because of the generous donations."

The event started in 1992 when Morrill Worcester, the owner of Worcester Wreath Company of Harrington, Maine, had a truckload of the ornaments leftover from the holidays. So to say "thank you" to U.S. service men and women, the company donated them to Arlington National Cemetery.

What was originally a simple idea to honor veterans has turned into a national movement. This year, wreaths will be placed at graves in more than 1,400 locations across all 50 states, and abroad.

"My ultimate goal is to place a wreath on every veteran's grave," Kingsbury said.


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