A wreath-laying ceremony will be hosted Saturday at Anchorage's Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.

It will be at that Fort Richardson National Cemetery on the base and coincides with National Wreaths Across America Day.

There are nearly 7,000 headstones at the cemetery, and a local group has been working on sponsoring wreaths through the non-profit group Wreaths Across America. 

The national event and organization takes to time to remember fallen US veterans, honor them, and teaching children about the value of freedom, according to the website

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