NASHVILLE, Tenn. – On Saturday “Wreaths Across America” honored soldiers sacrifices by placing Christmas wreaths at gravesites nationwide.
At the Nashville National Cemetery some sponsored wreaths in memory of fallen soldiers.
More than 1,600 locations participated in the event to remember over a million soldiers.
“Some of these soldiers and airmen and marines, they have families that don’t get a chance to get here as often. And they come in here and they see one of these wreaths on their grave, that lets them know hey someone remembered my hero,” Annette Robeck said.
Robeck, the vice president of the National Patriot Guard Riders HOTH, says this year there were only 1,400 sponsored wreaths out of 34,000 gravesites.
“We have to rotate our sections each year because we’ve got over 34,000 graves here and in all the time we’ve done it we have yet to fill the cemetery,” Robeck said.
Robeck hopes that eventually each soldier in the cemetery will have a wreath placed at their grave for Christmas.