Wreaths Placed on Graves at DFW National Cemetery

Every December, volunteers lay thousands of wreaths on the graves of soldiers who paid the ultimate sacrifice.

Saturday afternoon a group of volunteers held a ceremony and placed wreaths on the headstones of fallen soldiers at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery on Mountain Creek Parkway in Dallas.

A wreath laying ceremony was held before volunteers laid wreaths on the headstones of fallen military members.

A U.S. citizen from Kuwait told NBC DFW she volunteered Saturday because if it wasn't for American troops, her home country would not be free.

"Especially in Islamic countries, they don't experience the freedom they do in America. But the troops are going there to help liberate and giving them the opportunity to experience freedom, the little bit, that they can," said Safeeya Schnaufer.

Wreaths are symbols of the holidays, but more and more in North Texas they’re being used to honor veterans.

It's part of the organization Wreaths Across America, which visits national cemeteries across the country each holiday season.

The Bush family in Frisco started the local effort. Their son, Cpl. Peter Courcy, was killed in Afghanistan in 2009.

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