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Volunteers brave freezing temperatures to lay wreaths at Fort Logan National Cemetery

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Posted at 3:20 PM, Dec 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-18 21:21:48-05

DENVER -- Hundreds braved freezing temperatures and snow to make sure fallen veterans were honored and remembered this holiday season.

Volunteers and members of the Colorado Wing of the Civil Air Patrol gathered Saturday morning as part of the Wreaths Across America initiative which remembers, honors and teaches about the sacrifices of U.S. military veterans.

At Fort Logan National Cemetery, more than 200 people came out to lay wreaths on veterans' graves, according to Major Nathan G. Van Dam, Colorado Wing Cadet Advisory Council Senior Advisor.

PHOTOS: Hundreds place wreaths to remember the fallen in Colorado

After a poignant ceremony, the group went out into the cemetery to lay hundreds wreaths on graves. 

The scene was repeated at Denver's Fairmount Cemetery where Veterans, Civil Air Patrol, members of the Colorado National Guard, the Army, Navy, and Air Force laid wreaths on the headstones of fallen service members.

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