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Arlington National Cemetery to receive 200,000 wreaths to be placed at graves by volunteers


ARLINGTON, Virginia — Hundreds of volunteers are expected at Arlington National Cemetery to lay more than 200,000 wreaths at headstones throughout the grounds.

Organizer of the annual Wreaths Across America event will be at the cemetery Saturday in an effort to lay a wreath at every grave marker in the cemetery.

Arlington officials are recommending that volunteers who want to help lay wreaths take Metro to the cemetery and wear comfortable walking shoes.

A ceremony connected to event is planned for 9 a.m. A wreath will be laid at President Kennedy's tomb at 11 a.m., and at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at noon.

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