With more than 400 additional interments at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery, Little Falls, in the last year, the challenge for WreathsForTheFallen.org to honor all of the country’s fallen veterans is greater than ever.
For a number of years WreathsForTheFallen.org has endeavored to honor all the fallen veterans at the cemetery by placing a wreath on each veteran’s grave in December.
“We are in hopes that we will again be able to honor all our country’s fallen veterans at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery,” said John Thomas, president of WreathsForTheFallen.org. “Now would be an excellent time to send that contribution or sponsorship to honor a veteran.”
WreathsForTheFallen.org provided wreaths for every veteran’s grave Dec. 15, 2012. For information on how to donate to this cause, visit WreathsForTheFallen.org. Everyone is invited to join and assist with this program.
This year, the date for the National Remembrance Ceremony has been scheduled for Dec. 14, at 11 a.m., at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls.
For a number of years, the annual ceremony has been conducted at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery honoring those veterans who have served honorably for the country. After the ceremony consisting of representatives from each branch of the military, several thousand wreaths will be placed on the many markers of fallen veterans. Volunteers from the Minnesota Patriot Guard, Minnesota Civil Air Patrol and hundreds of families coming from a wide area perform the honor of placing the wreaths on the grave sites. Everyone is invited to assist in the wreath distribution.
It is suggested everyone arrive before 10 a.m. Plans are to have hot coffee, hot cider and other refreshments. The ceremony starts at 11 a.m. Wreath placement begins at approximately 11:20 a.m.
To have a personal wreath handmade and included, send name, address and phone number (in case of questions) and $15 (or more) for each wreath requested to: 5244 Ashdale Lane, Baxter, MN, 56425. Also include the full name, date of birth and date of death of the veteran or family member the wreath is for. WreathsForTheFallen.org will confirm the exact location of the grave site number. Checks should be made out to “Wreaths.” All contributions are tax deductible.
To donate, sponsor a specific wreath for a loved one or for more information, visit WreathsForTheFallen.org.