WreathsForTheFallen.org will be honoring our nation’s fallen veterans at the Little Falls, Preston and the new Duluth veterans cemeteries. The addition of Preston and Duluth will require several hundred additional honor wreaths needed to honor our countries fallen veterans and their families at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemeteries once again this year.
Because of the additional Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery’s in the last couple of years 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 and their families 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. Information is found at www.WreathsForTheFallen.org. Everyone is invited to join and assist us with this worthy program.
New date for wreath distribution
This year the date for the National Remembrance Ceremony has been scheduled for December 14, at 11 a.m., the second 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 to honor 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 grave sites. Everyone is invited to come and assist in the wreath distribution.
Due to the limited parking at the cemeterie, we recommend that you carpool to minimize parking congestion.
It is suggested everyone plan to arrive by 10 a.m. The ceremony starts at 11 a.m. sharp, with wreath placement at approximately 11:20 a.m.
To have your personal honor wreath handmade and included in this memorable event in the future, 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 grave site 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.