On a cold rainy Saturday, citizens of the counties of Hamilton and Bradley gathered at the National Cemetery in Chattanooga to lay wreathes on the gravesites of the men and women who had helped to secure and maintain the freedoms that we have today.
Military from all branches laid a wreath on their branch in the amphitheater after an honor guard of young people from the Civil Air Patrol and the re-enactors from the Revolutionary War posted the colors.
Speakers talked of our pride in those who are buried there. Susan Thomas, Tennessee State Regent , bought greetings from The Daughters of the American Revolution.
After the ceremony , the brave went to the site for wreath placement. They placed each wreath with respect for those who were buried there. It is very moving to see a child placing a wreath carefully and respectfully.