Mon., May 30, 2011 8:37am (EDT)

Ga. Honors Fallen On Memorial Day
By Edgar Treiguts
Updated: 3 years ago

ATLANTA  —  
Marietta National Cemetery. (photo-Edgar Treiguts)
Marietta National Cemetery. (photo-Edgar Treiguts)
Communities around the state held ceremonies to honor those who have served the country in battle.

Over the weekend in Marietta, there was a ceremony that named four of the unknown soliders buried in the city’s National Cemetery.

Historian Brad Quinlan led the research work that resulted in attaching names to the graves of soldiers that fought in the Civil War. Quinlan says his work is most rewarding when connecting with families.

"Now I've been able to meet five families. They asked me to do work and contacted me. It's never about me. But it's all about giving an identity to these men."

Quinlan says there are about 3,000 unknown soldiers in the cemetery, among more than 10,000 buried there. overall.