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    Volunteers Lay Wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery

    Hundreds of people honored those who have payed the ultimate sacrifice for our country during the annual Wreaths Across America at Arlington National Cemetery. News4's Jackie Bensen reports. (Published Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017)

    A huge number of volunteers placed wreaths on tombstones at Arlington National Cemetery.

    News partner WTOP reported the annual event drew a large crowd Saturday, with more than 245,000 wreaths placed at grave sites.

    The Wreaths Across America caravan traveled earlier this month from Columbia Falls, Maine, where the wreaths were made. The caravan went through several states before arriving in Arlington.

    The grand marshals are Vietnam War Medal of Honor recipient Roger Donlon and his wife, Norma Donlon.

    The tradition began when Maine wreath maker Morrill Worcester donated 5,000 wreaths to Arlington Cemetery. A total of 1.2 million wreaths will be placed on markers across the country in 1,238 locations.