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Veterans honored and remembered in Montana, across the US

300 volunteers helped place 800 wreaths in Laurel
Posted at 11:00 AM, Dec 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-17 00:27:31-05

LAUREL — Americans honored and remembered veterans all around the country on Saturday including at the Yellowstone National Cemetery, where a ceremony was held as part of Wreaths Across America.

The tradition started in 1992 at the Arlington National Cemetery and now, veteran cemeteries nationwide hold the event at the same time, on the same day. About 300 volunteers helped place 800 wreaths at the cemetery in Laurel.

"It's remembering our veterans," said Stephen McCollum, cemetery manager at Yellowstone National Cemetery. "It's letting them know that they'll never be forgotten and that what they did for this country and how they sacrificed for this country is never going to be forgotten."

Americans placed 1.8 million wreaths on the graves of veterans in 2018.