Volunteer group still needs 155,000 wreaths for veterans' graves

- A group that annually places wreaths at hundreds of thousands of graves at Arlington National Cemetery is asking for your help.

Jenna Lee put out the call on "Happening Now" today, a year after the show helped Wreaths Across America place a wreath at each fallen hero's final resting place.

The donation-based organization, places roughly 700,000 wreaths at cemeteries nationwide, including 230,000 at the Arlington alone as part of a tradition that started in 1992.

The volunteer organization, which receives no money from the government, is responsible for raising more than $3 million to accomplish its goal. The sum grows each year as more of our veterans pass away. 

The group is short about 155,000 wreaths ahead of Dec. 17, which is National Wreaths Across America Day. Sponsorship for a wreath is $15. 

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