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Wreaths lay at each headstone at Evergreen Washelli Memorial Park on Saturday, December 17, 2016, as part of National Wreaths Across America Day.

SEATTLE — Today is National Wreaths Across America Day.

It’s not just another random made-up holiday. But a day where fallen veterans are remembered and honor with the purpose to teach children the value of freedom, spokeswoman Amber Caron says.

Volunteers woke up early to put wreaths on each headstone at Evergreen Washelli Memorial Park.

The special wreath laying ceremony occurred simultaneously with Arlington National Cemetery and over 750 participating Veterans Cemeteries across the Country totaling 1.2 million wreaths.

The Wreaths Across America project began in 1992 when a Maine wreath maker donated 5,000 surplus wreaths to Arlington National Cemetery.

In 2015 over 901,000 wreaths were placed across the country and overseas by nearly 200,000 volunteers.

Today's event is made possible through donated funds and efforts by the Navy Wives Club of America. It is their vision that has made the 7th annual wreath laying ceremony possible.