COLUMBIA FALLS, Maine (NEWS CENTER) --- Sunday, December 8, 2013 will be the kickoff for what has become a time-honored tradition for one organization in Maine.
Wreaths Across America will be taking a caravan of trucks bearing wreaths, which will be placed on military gravestones at Arlington National Cemetary. Yet campaign directors say this year not as many graves at the cemetary will be getting a wreath.
The Worcester Wreath Company has been making the trip to Washington D.C. for decades. Each wreath is paid for thanks to donations from the public.
Organizers say, over the years, the campaign has spread to more cemeteries in the U.S. That in turn has meant less money going to wreath laying at Arlington. This year Wreaths Across America was looking to put 135,000 wreaths on graves in the nation's capital. So far, it only has enough for 95,000 wreaths.