Saturday thousands of Americans honored our military veterans by laying wreaths at national cemeteries.
Central Georgians participated at the Andersonville National Historic Site. Members of the Civil Air Patrol, based in Griffin, conducted the ceremony.
More than 200 wreaths were donated to the Andersonville site. The wreaths were laid in the Civil War through 1960s section of the cemetery.
The young cadets of the Civil Air Patrol expressed what it meant to them.
"To me, it was emotional because all of these soldiers have laid down and died, and given their lives for the freedom we have today", said Carl Harris.
Captain John Kimberly reminds us, "The soldiers that are fighting currently are going to be giving the gifts for the generations to come. "
Andersonville National Cemetery organizers hope to one day have enough wreaths for all veterans buried there.