Newton, Miss. Over 900 cemeteries across the US participated in the "Wreaths Across America" ceremony on Saturday. The Mississippi Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Newton was no exception.
The ceremony is meant to honor those who have fought for our freedom. Men and women of all military branches, along with their families, came together to lay wreaths at the graves of fallen heroes. Augustus Collins, Adjutant General of the Mississippi National Guard, says the laying of those wreaths is a very meaningful gesture.
"It symbolizes the appreciation that this country has for the service these men and women have given over the years," General Collins says. "We just want to make sure that we're saying that we thank them for what they've done in making our country great and free. "
General Collins says freedom is not free, and the "Wreaths Across America" ceremony is a special way to thank those who have paid the price.