A major push by Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett has now helped raise enough money for 2,000 wreaths to be added to the graves of veterans.

Burchett's local Wreath's Across America team broke the $20,000 mark in fundraising Monday afternoon after a $5,000 donation from Priority Ambulance.

In total, enough money has been raised for a little more than 2,000 wreaths, but there are 6,200 veterans buried at the two East Tennessee state veteran cemetery locations in Knox County, so more donations are needed.

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