More than 15,000 wreaths laid on veterans' graves in Holly National Cemetery

HOLLY (AP) - Volunteers have continued the tradition of placing thousands of wreaths on veterans' graves at the Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly.

The Flint Journal reports hundreds of people braved the cold and snow Saturday to place roughly 15,000 wreaths at the Oakland County cemetery. Wreaths Across America remembrance ceremonies also were held at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia and other national cemeteries across the country.

Organizers say 1.2 million wreaths were placed at nearly 1,230 participating locations.

The tradition began in 1992 when a Maine wreathmaker donated 5,000 surplus wreaths to Arlington.

Published: Tue, Dec 20, 2016