Elmira, NY (WENY) – Later this month, the Vietnam Veterans of America will need help taking down all of the wreaths that were set up at the Woodlawn National Cemetery for Wreaths Across America.

In December close to 500 volunteers helped place an estimate of 4,300 wreaths on the graves throughout the cemetery. That amount is an increase from last year by a couple of hundred and the ultimate goal is to place 7,700 wreaths on each of the graves.

“It is a tedious job to drag them down here and throw them into the hoppers but, it's good for your heart to clean this place up and get it back to looking the way this national cemetery is supposed to look other than at Christmas time,” said Larry Sherman, VVA Chapter 803 President.

The cleanup date is set for January 19 at 10:00am.

In the coming months, Wreaths Across America will have an application on their website on you you can purchase and or donate a wreath.