Ala. Gov. takes part in Wreaths Across America

Gov. Robert Bentley is urging Alabamians to remember the service of veterans on Wreaths Across America day on Saturday.

Bentley made the comments Monday when he joined with state military leaders and others in Montgomery to recognize the plans for Wreaths Across America. The program expects to place an estimated 400,000 evergreen wreaths on the graves of veterans, including those at the Alabama National Cemetery in Montevallo and at other locations in Alabama.

Bentley said the program is a way to say thank you to veterans and their families during the holiday season.

Alabama's commissioner of veterans affairs, Clyde Marsh, said it's a way to show national unity in remembering those who have sacrificed for America's freedom.

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