ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- Local residents took time out of their Saturday to lay wreaths at Woodlawn National Cemetery.
The wreath-laying was hosted by Cameron Manufacturing and Design and the Vietnam Veterans Museum as a part of the national campaign, "Wreaths Across America".
After a ceremony was held honoring the fallen soldiers, members of the public were invited to take a wreath and place it on one of the graves.
The yearly ceremony gives families and local residents a chance to honor our nation's heroes around the holidays.
"Our national cemetery here at Woodlawn has seventy-eight hundred graves in it," said national account executive at Cameron Manufacturing, Ted Peet. "This year we were able to get over four thousand wreaths to be placed. We had an amazing turnout here with a tremendous amount of veterans. A tremendous amount of family members of veterans and just community members who care about this great event. You couldn't keep them away with the snow."
Next year, organizers are aiming to have a wreath placed at each of the graves in the cemetery.
If you'd like to learn more about how to purchase a wreath for next year's event, you can follow Cameron Manufacturing and Design on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/CameronMFG/.
Or you can visit their website at: http://www.camfab.com/.