ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) - Tens of thousands of wreaths made in Maine have been laid at graves at Arlington National Cemetery.
Trucks carrying about 143,000 balsam wreaths began rolling toward the Washington, D.C.-area cemetery Dec. 8. They arrived Saturday.
All told, the Columbia Falls-based nonprofit Wreaths Across America expects to ship more than 500,000 wreaths to adorn veterans' graves across the country and overseas this holiday season.
U.S. Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King of Maine say the Senate has passed a resolution designating Saturday as "Wreaths Across America Day."
The wreath-laying tradition began in 1992, when the owner of Worcester Wreath Co. ended up with extra wreaths and shipped them to Arlington.
Next year, for Arlington's 150th anniversary, the organization wants to place a wreath on every headstone - about 230,000 of them.
We're learning details of an attack against a Temple University student late Wednesday afternoon, just after freshmen moved into the dorms.
Rain at times expected tonight, Friday, and early Saturday. Another fall-like blast of cool weather to follow for the weekend.
Expect unsettled weather through Saturday morning as waves of showers and thunderstorms move through the area. Some of the storms may bring heavy downpours late tonight and again Friday afternoon.
Friday is still humid but by Saturday much cooler air moves in making it feel more like fall. Sunday is nice with a cool breeze and unseasonably low temperatures which last though early next week.
Philadelphia police are asking for the public's help to identify a teenager in connection with a vandalism and explosion in Philadelphia's Francisville section.