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      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.