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ANDERSONVILLE, GA (WALB) -
Across the country Sunday American's are paying tribute to the men and women in uniform that fought, and continue to fight, for our freedom.
People at Andersonville National Cemetery took the time to remember and say thanks to all the men and women who've served our country.
Dozens of waving flags of red, white and blue pay tribute to the men and women in the armed forces.
In honor of Veterans Day, Andersonville National Historic Site observed the centennial of the Illinois monument, bridging the gap between the past and present.
"The Illinois monument, because of the art in it's design is both reflective, and forward looking simultaneously," said Eric Leonard, Interpretation and Education Chief.
Nearly one hundred years ago, on December 20, 1912, the State of Illinois dedicated a monument in memory of the state's 889 known dead at Andersonville.
Frank Crawford and his wife are visiting from Illinois for the centennial.
He takes time to find those soldiers who were held at Andersonville.
"Find the Illinois names and go back home and see if I can find something out about the man who is buried there," said Frank Crawford, Visitor.
Sacrifices that span decades and will continue to be made.
"The funny thing about Veterans is that they blend into America at the end of their service, and often they become common citizens and we don't often think about their service," said Leonard.
He says it's important to recognize the veterans who are around you.
"Not enough people really appreciate it, they might be aware of it, but they don't really appreciate it until the one day a year, Memorial Day or Veterans Day, two days a year, and it should be everyday," said Crawford.
Illinois historian Robert Girardi spoke at the centennial service about the experience of the Illinois soldiers who were held at Andersonville.