Minneapolis VA Health Care System
Wreaths Across America - Fort Snelling National Cemetery
December 10, 2011
Holiday Wreath-laying to Honor Veterans
What: Fort Snelling National Cemetery will host Wreaths Across America, a holiday wreath-laying ceremony to honor and remember our nation’s Veterans. The Civil Air Patrol, Veterans service organizations and citizens are coordinating the event to honor Veterans of each branch of the military, the Merchant Marine as well as Prisoners of War and those still Missing in Action (POW/MIA).
Who: Members of the Civil Air Patrol, representatives from the military services, Veterans and their families.
When: Dec. 10, 2011, at 11:00 A.M.
Where: Fort Snelling National Cemetery
7601 34th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55450
Contact: Artis Parker, Acting Director Office: 612-467-4619
Background: The Worcester Wreath Company, through a campaign called Wreaths Across America, began donating holiday wreaths in tribute to Veterans laid to rest at VA’s 131 national cemeteries and state Veterans cemeteries in 2006. For each of the past 20 years, they have donated wreaths for gravesites at Arlington National Cemetery. The Civil Air Patrol is once again coordinating wreath ceremonies around the country. For more information on this event, visit the Wreaths Across America website at www.wreathsacrossamerica.org.
Information about other national cemeteries’ participation, visit www.cem.va.gov/cem/features.asp and click on the Wreaths Across America photo.Download the Media Advisory here.