Harrisburg, PA – More than a million wreaths were placed on veterans’ graves over the weekend across the United States, including cemeteries here in our area, as part of National Wreaths Across America.

Wreaths Across America is nationwide a tradition started in the 1990s when a wreath maker in Maine donated his excess wreaths to be laid at the Arlington National Cemetery.

Pennsylvania Senator Jay Costa talks about the importance of honoring our military members.

Volunteers placed wreaths on each veteran’s grave in more than 1,200 locations, and ceremonies were held for Gold Star families whose sons or daughters were lost in action. You can visit WreathsAcrossAmerica.org to learn how you can get involved next year.

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