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Why some Arlington National Cemetery graves may not get wreaths this year

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Posted at 3:27 PM, Dec 09, 2013
and last updated 2013-12-09 15:29:13-05

(CNN) – The annual tradition of laying wreaths at every grave in Arlington National Cemetery may come up short this year. The group behind the tradition,” Wreaths Across America,” said it’s $500,000 short of its fundraising goal.

That means about 35,000 fewer wreaths this year compared to last year.

The lack of donations is likely because people are giving to other veterans’ cemeteries across the country, the organization said.

Each wreath is $15 and can be sponsored by visiting waastore.com.

The wreath laying is scheduled for this Saturday, Dec. 14.