Wreaths Across Redwood County 14 Dec 12

Members of the Patriot Guard will be placing wreaths in every community in Redwood County on Saturday. Wreaths Across Redwood County is part of a nationwide effort to remember fallen soldiers, honor those who have served, and teach children the value of freedom. Congress has declared the second Saturday in December as Wreaths Across America Day, and every year over 160,000 wreaths are place in honor our veterans. Saturday’s events in Redwood County will take place at Veterans Memorial Sites at every town in the county as well as in Morton and the Lower Sioux Community. Patriot Guard riders will arrive in each community at 11:30, and a wreath laying ceremony will then take place at 12-Noon. Five wreaths will be placed in each location in honor of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard. Fort Snelling National Cemetery is hosting a wreath-laying ceremony beginning at 11am on Saturday as well.