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Wreaths placed on veterans' graves

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Wreaths were placed on vets' graves. Wreaths were placed on vets' graves.
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

The group Wreaths for Veterans held a special ceremony in Huntsville to honor veterans.

Current and retired members of the military laid wreaths on the graves of veterans at the Maple Hills Cemetery.

The "Wreaths Across America" program was started by one man who wanted to honor veterans buried in Arlington National Cemetery for the holidays. It has grown into an international event.

"[There are] 500 individual ceremonies today, plus 27 countries participating where they put wreaths on veterans graves to remember the veterans and thank them for what they do. What a powerful message that continues to send," said Major General Jim Rogers.

Wreaths were also places on graves at the Valhalla Cemetery on Winchester Road. They'll remain there through the first week of January.    

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