The National Remembrance Ceremony for placing the wreaths takes place at 11:00 AM on a Saturday in December. This timing coincides with like ceremonies at veterans’ cemeteries across the nation and in other countries as well. Assistance for the wreath laying is provided by The Minnesota Patriot Guard, Brainerd & St. Cloud squadrons of the Civil Air Patrol, many soldiers from Camp Ripley and the general public.
The mission of WreathsForTheFallen.org is to Honor Our Veterans (and their families) by providing wreaths for the Minnesota State Veterans Cemeteries in December of each year.
In 2006, this effort was initiated with the placement of only 5 wreaths. In 2009 the number grew to over 400 and in 2010 to almost 1500, in 2011, 3800 and in 2014 and in 2015 over 4100 wreaths and we were able to honor every veteran’s grave with an honor wreath. It is projected that the number will grow at the rate of about 500 per year and soon will exceed 4700.
To Honor a Veteran by either making a general contribution or a specific grave request Click Here.