Saturday, December 15, is National Wreaths Across America Day, when wreaths are laid out at the national cemeteries across the country, including here in Chattanooga. 

Organizers say they hope the event helps others remember the fallen, honor those who serve and teach children the value of freedom.

Right now the Chattanooga National Cemetery is in great need of sponsored wreaths.

So far more than 5,000 wreaths have been sponsored with nearly 41,000 needed to meet their goal.