Posted: Friday, 09 December 2011 7:44AM
Holiday Wreaths To Be Placed To Honor Redwood County Veterans
REDWOOD FALLS (TEC News) Patriot Guard members from the Marshall will participate in a “local” Wreaths Across America event coming up on Saturday.
“Wreaths Across Redwood County” will take place at Veterans Memorial Sites at every town in Redwood County, Morton, and the Lower Sioux Indian Community on Saturday with the arrival of the Patriot Guard riders at 11:30 and the wreath laying ceremony at 12:00 Noon.
Patriot Guard members and friends will deliver 24 inch Balsam Fir Christmas Wreaths to place in memory of all who have served or are serving in the armed services of this great country! In most locations, 5 wreaths will be placed, one each in honor of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and the Coast Guard.
The wreaths have been donated by the Redwood Falls chapter of the VFW, the Redwood Falls American Legion, the Wabasso Legion, the Lower Sioux Indian Community, and another private individual.
This “local” event is part of a nationwide effort to Remember the fallen, Honor those who have served, and Teach our children the value of freedom. The United States Congress has declared the second Saturday in December as Wreaths Across America day, and in 2010, more than 500 locations all across the United States participated in this dedication by laying over 160,000 wreaths in honor of our veterans. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the original wreath laying at Arlington National Cemetery, the event that started this whole project.
The ceremonies will take at the same time in these locations:
Redwood Falls: Memorial Field and at the Brent Koch memorial at the National Guard Armory.
Wabasso: Memorial at the Community Center
Morton: City Park
Sanborn: Bell tower, off Main Street
Lamberton: Memorial Park
Revier: Park on Main Street
Walnut Grove: Legion Hall
Milroy: SW corner of Park
Lucan: City Park
Clements: Park near the Legion
Morgan: in front of the library
Seaforth: next to the Legion
Wanda: at the Gazebo near the fire hall
Belview: Legion Club
Vesta: Flag pole at the Community Center
Lower Sioux Community: cemetery at Bishop Whipple Church
The public is encouraged to attend a ceremony.
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