ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -- All across the United States Saturday, wreaths were laid on tombstones in cemeteries as part of Wreaths Across America. Many of these wreaths were placed in the Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery as a thank you to those who have served.

There are approximately 170,000 tombstones Jefferson Barracks. The goal was to make sure every single headstone had a wreath. 

"It was a huge undertaking, we did mass-mailing campaigns, email campaigns and we achieved the goal, 100 percent," said Janelle Eveld with Fateway Blue Star Mothers. 

Among these headstones, 3,000 of them were for unnamed soldiers, all of which received a wreath.

Wreaths Across America asked for volunteers and donations to help provide these wreaths.

The Wreaths Across America ceremony began at Jefferson Barracks at 11 a.m. Saturday. The ceremony honored the country's fallen soldiers, sailors and airmen by saying each veterans name out loud as the wreath was laid.

Each wreath costed 15 dollars to sponsor. 

The wreaths will remain in Jefferson Barracks until the end of January.

For more information on Wreaths Across America, visit the organization’s website.

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