Volunteers lay wreaths for veterans during National Wreaths Across America Day

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE)- Wreaths sponsored by Fort Wayne locals were placed on veteran’s graves on Saturday at Lindenwood Cemetery.

The event was a part of National Wreaths Across America Day, a nation-wide day lead by Wreaths Across America (WAA).

The Fort Wayne Civil Air Patrol hosted a ceremony before volunteers placed over 600 wreaths on veteran gravesites.

This year, Lindenwood Cemetary was recognized as an official location for the wreaths by the WAA. The WAA is a nonprofit organization that also conducts the wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery and in locations in all 50 states.

More than one million wreaths were placed on veterans’ markers across the country.