WreathsForTheFallen.org will be honoring our nation’s fallen veterans at the Little Falls, Preston and now, Duluth cemeteries. The addition of Preston and Duluth will require several hundred additional honor wreaths needed to honor our country’s fallen veterans and their families at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemeteries once again this year.
Because of the additional Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in the last year, the challenge for WreathsForTheFallen.org to honor all our country’s fallen veterans is greater than ever.
For a number of years WreathsForTheFallen.org has endeavored to honor all our country’s fallen veterans at the cemeteries by placing a wreath on each veteran’s grave in December.
“We are in hopes this year we will again be able to honor all our country’s fallen veterans at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemeteries in Little Falls, Preston and now, Duluth,” said John Thomas, president of WreathsForTheFallen.org. “Now would be an excellent time to send that contribution or sponsorship to honor a veteran.”
“For those that would like to make a general donation to this worthy cause, please feel free to contribute to the wreath general fund for the 2018 event. Information is on the www.WreathsForTheFallen.org website. Everyone is invited to join and assist us with this worthy program,” said Thomas.
This year the date for the National Remembrance Ceremony has been scheduled for December 15, at 11 a.m., the third Saturday in December at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemeteries in Little Falls, Preston and Duluth.
For a number of years now, the annual ceremony has been conducted at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemeteries honoring those veterans that have served honorably for our country. After the ceremony consisting of representatives from each branch of the military, several thousand honor wreaths will be placed on the many markers of our fallen veterans. Many volunteers from Camp Ripley, the Minnesota Patriot Guard, VFWs, American Legions, and many other civic organizations, along with hundreds of families coming from a wide area will perform the honor of placing the honor wreaths on the gravesites. Everyone is invited to come and assist in the wreath distribution.
Due to the limited parking at the cemetery, it is recommended to carpool in order to minimize parking congestion.
It is suggested that everyone plan to arrive by 10 am. Plans are to have hot coffee, hot cider and other refreshments for all attending this most honored event. The ceremony starts at 11 a.m. sharp. Wreath placement begins at about 11:20 a.m.
To have your personal honor wreath handmade and included in this memorable event, send your name, address, and phone number (in case of questions) and a minimum of $20 (or more for each wreath requested) to: Wreaths, 5244 Ashdale Ln., Baxter, Minn. 56425. Also include the full name and date of birth of the veteran or family member the wreath is for. WreathsForTheFallen.org will confirm the exact location of the gravesite number. Please make your check out to “Wreaths.” All contributions are tax deductible.
For those that would like to make a general donation or sponsor a specific wreath for a loved one, information is on the website. Everyone is invited to participate in the wreath laying ceremony.
For additional information, contact John Thomas at (218) 829-6622 or go to www.WreathsForTheFallen.org.