COLORADO SPRINGS — Forty-seven cemeteries in Colorado will participate in National Wreaths Across America Day with this year marking the most locations in the state taking part in this event, according to the organization Wreaths Across America.
National Wreaths Across America Day takes place each December and this year it is scheduled for Dec. 14.
Each cemetery is trying to raise enough money to place a "live, balsam veteran's wreath" on each headstone of local heroes across the state. The cost of each wreath is $15.
The City of Colorado Springs said Evergreen and Fairview cemeteries have more than 3,300 veteran graves that date back to the Civil War.
The organization says the wreaths help express appreciation during the holiday season to those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.
More than 1,700 cemeteries nationwide will participate in National Wreaths Across America Day this year.
A list of cemeteries is available on Wreaths Across America's website. Each location has a number of wreaths already sponsored and a number of wreaths still needed.
If you'd like to sponsor a wreath, click here for a list of cemetery locations in Colorado that are involved in National Wreaths Across America Day.