MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - Red, white, and blue covered the grounds at Fort Hill Cemetery in honor of the men and women who lost their lives on and off the battlefield during the War of 1812.
Marty Willet, with the Fort Hawkins Commission, says there's anywhere from 20 to 200 unknown soldiers in the historic cemetery. In the 3rd annual Memorial Day Service, Willet stressed the real meaning behind the holiday, remembering those who gave the ultimate sacrifice to serve their country.
"It's a humbling experience to be on this consecrated ground knowing that there are unknowns all around us," says Willet.
After the ceremony, those in attendance were invited to explore the grounds at Fort Hill Cemetery.