Volunteers place 200K wreaths at Arlington graves, JFK's tomb, Tomb of Unknown

Volunteers at Arlington National Cemetery Saturday morning. (Photo: Suzanne Kennedy/WJLA)

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) - Hundreds of volunteers were at Arlington National Cemetery on Saturday to lay more than 200,000 wreaths at headstones throughout the grounds.

Organizer of the annual Wreaths Across America event planned to lay a wreath at every grave marker in the cemetery. This is the150th anniversary of Arlington National 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 was planned for 9 a.m. A wreath was to be laid at President Kennedy's tomb at 11 a.m., and at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at noon.

The wreaths arrived via a convoy from Maine. The truckloads of wreaths were escorted by Patriot Guard Riders when they left Worcester Wreath Co. last weekend.

One of the riders was Maine First Lady Ann LePage, who made the entire trip on the back of a three-wheeled motorcycle.

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