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Wreaths Across America Looking for More Sponsors

wreaths across americaCHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB) — Wreaths Across America honors the sacrifice of our fallen veterans by placing wreaths on their graves during the holiday season, but right now the group is worried it won’t reach its December 14th goal.

Each year, the Wreaths Across America organization makes a week-long trek from Maine to Washington D.C., carrying plenty of greenery for the graves at Arlington National Cemetery.

The caravan leaves town Sunday, but right now they don’t have enough wreaths to lay.

“Compared to this time last year, we are down about 30,000 sponsorships,” says Rob Tremblay, Massachusetts ambassador for Wreaths Across America. “So if this trend continues, we’ll have the volunteers to place the wreaths, but we won’t have enough wreaths to go around.”

You can sponsor a wreath for $15, just head to wreathsacrossamerica.org to donate.

In the meantime, the caravan will start heading south. Volunteers will visit Stanley Park in Westfield on Tuesday December, 10th.

You have until Sunday, December 8th to sponsor a wreath and ensure our veterans are honored this holiday season.

“Veterans have given their all, you know, for our freedom,” says Tremblay. “Honestly, I feel that they need to be remembered.”

Some of those wreaths will be also be placed on grave sites at the Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Agawam on December 14th.