Holly, Mich (WJBK) - A huge turnout in Holly Michigan, part of ‘Wreaths Across America.’ It happens the third Saturday in December where hundreds lay wreaths at Great Lakes National Cemetery.
Some people come every year.
"It's just nice to know that we’re here and able to show our appreciation to them and we can celebrate with them," she said.
"We're here to honor the veterans, my father was a veteran, my grandfather, and my great grandfather and we’re here to place the wreaths to honor them," he said.
This is an annual event honoring fallen servicemen and women from each branch of the military, as well as prisoners of war and those still missing in action.
This celebration is geared toward covering the graves of all veterans with Christmas wreaths.
President Trump toured Arlington National Cemetery on an unscheduled visit.
One goal of 'Wreaths Across America' is to teach children about the sacrifices made by veterans and their families, and to preserve freedoms.
This is a very personal and emotional day for people in Holly and in veteran’s cemeteries across the country.
“I’m proud of him for being in the air force and serving our country,” she said.
“We were not really close to him so it’s nice to show some appreciation and he’s probably looking down on us so that’s nice to be able to do.”
Some people were overwhelmed by the incredible turnout.
“Makes you feel so great, all of the love and support all of these guys are getting.”
Part of the mission is not only to pay tribute to veterans on Memorial Day and Veterans Day but every single day of the year.