Thousands of volunteers lay wreaths at Calverton National Cemetery

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CALVERTON -

Thousands of volunteers spent the day Saturday at Calverton National Cemetery to mark National Wreaths Across America Day by paying tribute to fallen service members.

More than 3,000 people turned out, going from section to section, unboxing wreaths and carrying them to graves.

The graves received either a wreath or a stone for the Jewish veterans interred there. At least 30,000 veterans buried at the cemetery will receive the honor this holiday season.

Some volunteers said they wanted to show support for service members, and others said they have personal connections to the cemetery.

Calverton National Cemetery is the largest Veteran Affairs cemetery in the country.

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