WreathsForTheFallen continues to grow as new veteran cemeteries are added

WreathsForTheFallen.org will be honoring the nation’s fallen veterans at the Little Falls, Preston and Duluth veteran cemeteries.  The addition of Preston and Duluth will require several hundred additional honor wreaths needed to honor the country’s fallen veterans and their families at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemeteries once again this year.

Because of the additional Minnesota State Veterans Cemeteries in the last year, the challenge for WreathsForTheFallen.org to honor all fallen veterans is greater than ever.

For a number of years WreathsForTheFallen.org has endeavored to honor all the 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 Cemetery’s in Little Falls, Preston and now Duluth,” said John Thomas, president of WreathsForTheFallen.org.

This year, the date for the National Remembrance Ceremony has been scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 15, at 11 a.m., the third Saturday in December at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemeteries in Little Falls, Preston and Duluth.

After the ceremony consisting of representatives from each branch of the military, several thousand honor wreaths will be placed on the many markers of 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 recommend to car pool in order to minimize the parking congestion.

It is suggested everyone plan to arrive by 10 a.m. 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 a personal honor wreath hand-made and included in this memorable event; send 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, MN, 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 check out to “Wreaths.” All contributions are tax deductible.

For those who would like to make a general donation to this worthy cause, please feel free to contribute to the wreath general fund. Information is on the www.WreathsForTheFallen.org website. Everyone is invited to join and assist with this worthy program.