2,000 wreaths placed at Ft. Jackson National Cemetery

Among those remembered Saturday was U.S. Army veteran Edward J Cleary. His family told WACH he served in three wars and had five grandchildren that served in the military.

COLUMBIA (WACH) - Fort Jackson National Cemetery packed with people honoring those who serve and those who have given their lives for our country Saturday.

The day was a special time for loved ones getting the chance to place wreaths on the headstones of those lost.

"I do this because I just want to remember him and all of the soldiers who gave their time; who served the military," said military widow Joyce Dudley. "He gave many hours while he was in, and I come about once a month. I don't come everyday like I used to, and I have many friends out here now as well."

There were 2,000 wreaths placed at the grave sites at Fort Jackson during the Wreaths Across America event.