Wreaths Across America honors veterans during the holidays

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Tens of thousands of volunteers gathered at Arlington National Cemetery and more than a thousand other locations on Saturday, December 17th to lay wreaths on the headstones of fallen soldiers.

The "Wreaths Across America" event is an annual tradition at the cemetery.

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Volunteers walk through military graves at the Ft. Logan National Cemetery after Christmas wreaths were placed there in the Wreaths Across America event in Denver, U.S., December 17, 2016.

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Kaya Hall, 9, dusts off snow from a head stone at Ft. Logan National Cemetery before placing a holiday wreath on it for Wreaths Across America December 17, 2016. Over one hundred volunteers from the Civil Air Patrol, Veteran services organizations, and citizens braved heavy snow and frigid temperatures to place 6000 holiday wreaths to honor fallen veterans, POW's and those still missing.

(Photo by Andy Cross/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

More than 50,000 anticipated volunteers placed remembrance wreaths on the nearly 245,000 headstones in Arlington National Cemetery on December 17, 2016 in Arlington, Virginia. The year 2016 marks the 25th year that wreaths have been placed in remembrance of those who have fought for the country's freedoms.

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Doug Hall,10, left, and his brother Carson Hall, 13, place holiday wreaths on head stones at the Ft. Logan National Cemetery for Wreaths Across America December 17, 2016. Over one hundred volunteers from the Civil Air Patrol, Veteran services organizations, and citizens braved heavy snow and frigid temperatures to place 6000 holiday wreaths to honor fallen veterans, POW's and those still missing.

(Photo by Andy Cross/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

More than 50,000 anticipated volunteers placed remembrance wreaths on the nearly 245,000 headstones in Arlington National Cemetery on December 17, 2016 in Arlington, Virginia. The year 2016 marks the 25th year that wreaths have been placed in remembrance of those who have fought for the country's freedoms.

(Photo by Leigh Vogel/Getty Images)

Gold Star family member Glenn Beine receives a holiday wreath and a salute from Lincoln Roach, Civil Air Patrol during a ceremony at Wreaths Across America at Ft. Logan National Cemetery December 17, 2016. Beine's son David Michael Zonka, a Marine Corps K9 handler and his dog, Flex were killed in action in Afghanistan in 2013. Over one hundred volunteers from the Civil Air Patrol, Veteran services organizations, and citizens braved heavy snow and frigid temperatures to place 6000 holiday wreaths to honor fallen veterans, POW's and those still missing.

(Photo by Andy Cross/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

Shawn Bair places wreaths on head stones at Ft. Logan National Cemetery before placing a holiday wreath on it for Wreaths Across America December 17, 2016. Over one hundred volunteers from the Civil Air Patrol, Veteran services organizations, and citizens braved heavy snow and frigid temperatures to place 6000 holiday wreaths to honor fallen veterans, POW's and those still missing.

(Photo by Andy Cross/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

A volunteer walks through military graves at the Ft. Logan National Cemetery after Christmas wreaths were placed there in the Wreaths Across America event in Denver, U.S., December 17, 2016.

(REUTERS/Rick Wilking)

Volunteers stand during the national anthem at Ft. Logan National Cemetery before placing Christmas wreaths on the graves there in the Wreaths Across America event in Denver, U.S., December 17, 2016.

(REUTERS/Rick Wilking)

A Christmas wreath is placed at a grave at Ft. Logan National Cemetery in the Wreaths Across America event in Denver December 17, 2016.

(REUTERS/Rick Wilking)

Volunteers carry Christmas wreaths at the Ft. Logan National Cemetery to place them on the graves there in the Wreaths Across America event in Denver, U.S., December 17, 2016.

(REUTERS/Rick Wilking)

More than 50,000 anticipated volunteers placed remembrance wreaths on the nearly 245,000 headstones in Arlington National Cemetery on December 17, 2016 in Arlington, Virginia. The year 2016 marks the 25th year that wreaths have been placed in remembrance of those who have fought for the country's freedoms.

(Photo by Leigh Vogel/Getty Images)

Folks carry holiday wreaths to be placed at graves for the Wreaths Across America at Ft. Logan National Cemetery December 17, 2016. Over one hundred volunteers from the Civil Air Patrol, Veteran services organizations, and citizens braved heavy snow and frigid temperatures to place 6000 holiday wreaths to honor fallen veterans, POW's and those still missing.

(Photo by Andy Cross/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

Folks carry holiday wreaths to be placed at graves for the Wreaths Across America at Ft. Logan National Cemetery December 17, 2016. Over one hundred volunteers from the Civil Air Patrol, Veteran services organizations, and citizens braved heavy snow and frigid temperatures to place 6000 holiday wreaths to honor fallen veterans, POW's and those still missing.

(Photo by Andy Cross/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

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More than 60 trucks came to Virginia carrying roughly 5,000 wreaths each.

The wreaths are sent from Harrington, Maine and travel as far as San Diego, CA.

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