ANDERSONVILLE, GA (WALB) - Families across the country will set hundreds of thousands of wreaths at the headstones of soldiers laid to rest.
The Wreaths Across America project is an annual tradition at cemeteries. It began in 1992 and has grown every year.
Visitors at Andersonville National Cemetery laid wreaths at the foot of headstones.
Loved ones say this is a way to remember those who served and let them know they are not forgotten.
"We remember their sacrifice for our freedom and that they are not forgotten. We want to remember not just them but all 21,000 people who are honored here," said Carol Willington, visitor.
More than 500 wreaths are expected to be laid.
They will remain in place until January 21.