- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 2, 2015

MANDAN, N.D. (AP) - Civil Air Patrol organizers expect to meet their financial goal to lay 5,600 wreaths on gravesites at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery.

A Wreaths Across America ceremony is scheduled at the cemetery south of Mandan at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 12. The event will be at the same time as ceremonies at 1,000 cemeteries across the country.

Each wreath costs $15. Patrol Lt. Col. Kevin Iverson told The Bismarck Tribune (https://bit.ly/21oUoPs ) that he’s confident organizers will get enough donations to cover the cost.

The national program to honor veterans started in 2006, inspired by wreaths placed at Arlington National Cemetery.

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Information from: Bismarck Tribune, https://www.bismarcktribune.com

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