Wreaths fail to show up on time for ceremony

Posted at 10:46 AM, Dec 16, 2014
and last updated 2015-12-11 10:46:54-05

A Wreaths Across American ceremony planned at an upstate New York cemetery had to be rescheduled after the wreaths failed to get delivered in time for last weekend's national event.

Local organizers had planned to place wreaths at the graves of 950 veterans at Elmira's Woodlawn National Cemetery last Saturday, when similar ceremonies were being held at Arlington National Cemetery and thousands of other locations across the U.S.

The Star-Gazette of Elmira reports that a large crowd had gathered last Saturday morning, but the wreaths were still aboard a truck in Indiana. An organizer says the wreath ceremony has been rescheduled for this Saturday morning.

Wreaths Across America began in 1992 at Arlington in Washington, D.C., in an effort to honor members of the armed forces during the holidays.