Wreath laying held at Rainbow Viaduct

(CBS42)
(CBS42)

[lin_video src=http://eplayer.clipsyndicate.com/embed/player.js?aspect_ratio=16×9&auto_next=1&auto_start=0&div_id=videoplayer-1369690755&height=480&page_count=5&pf_id=9624&show_title=1&va_id=4073572&width=640&windows=2 service=syndicaster width=640 height=480 div_id=videoplayer-1369690755 type=script]BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — The memorials and celebrations held on Memorial Day are countless.

The Rainbow Viaduct in Birmingham. (Wil Raines/CBS42)
The Rainbow Viaduct in Birmingham. (Wil Raines/CBS42)

People gather at cemeteries, parks and museums to honor those who sacrificed so much for the freedom of the American people.

In one area of Birmingham, a group of servicemen gathered at the Rainbow Viaduct, located on an overpass that connects Southside Birmingham with downtown Birmingham, to lay a wreath in honor of the 167th Infantry Division.

The Rainbow Viaduct was built to honor the servicemen who, among other accomplishments, fought longer in the trenches than any other American regiment in World War I.

During World War I, the group fought as the “Rainbow Division” and held the distinction of being the first regiment to take Germans as prisoners.

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