FORT BENNING, GA (WTVM) - The mood was somber on Ft. Benning Thursday morning as soldiers placed American flags on 8,000 headstones.
It was all in preparation for their wreath laying ceremony on Memorial Day.
Memorial Day commemorates soldiers who have died in defense of our country.
More than one million soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice are buried in cemeteries across the United States and in foreign lands.
The wreath laying ceremony will be on Monday at the Main Post Cemetery starting at 9 a.m.