SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - This is the second year for the veterans' commemoration ceremony held at the Catholic Cemetery off of Wheaton Street in Savannah.
There is a mass put on by the Catholic War Veterans to remind the community of the real purpose of the Memorial Day holiday.
The cemetery is lined in crosses in remembrance of our fallen soldiers.
"These people put their lives on the line and defended this country. And because of that, we're still a free country. And now they have gone on. They have passed on. Their time is up and we are honoring them for all they did," said Tommy Brunson of the Catholic War Veterans and Auxiliary.
Brunson said there are crosses for veterans going all the way back to the Spanish-American War in 1898.
They are hoping to continue this new tradition next year before Memorial Day.