FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - "For us to come out and spend a couple of hours, in the freezing cold is nothing to the fact that they've spent days, and weeks out in the field,” Cadet Chief Master Sergeant Jake Evans said.
The community along with Civil Patrol Squadron provided the wreaths with three missions in mind Saturday.
Deputy Commander Anthony Vining said it's to honor the nation’s dead, honor their families, and for teaching the value in remembering those who made the sacrifice.
"There are many families who would like to recognize their heroes who are laid here. Physically they just can't make it anymore. We like to make sure at least the veterans get remembered," Vining said.
The wreaths are placed just in time for the holidays to make sure veterans aren't forgotten. They usually stay out here until the spring.
"My goal is to ensure that all 7,000 graves in Lindenwood get covered with a wreath. that's my short term goal," Vining explained.
This is a part of the national nonprofit wreaths across America and it's been going on since 1992.
Vining said it's a way to say thank you happy to be a part of carrying on the tradition.
National Wreaths Across America Day is a free community event open to all people.
Nearly 500 wreaths will be placed in Lindenwood, 200 in Roanoke and Columbia City and 80 in Yoder this year.