This past Saturday family, volunteers and friends honored those that have fallen at the Minnesota State Veterans cemetery in Little Falls.


This event happens every December.  But this year 3 more were added who were killed just 9 days before.  We are all very aware and saddened by the tragic deaths of these 3 National Guard soldiers, and they were honored along with nearly 6,000 other veterans with a wreath placed at their grave stone.  This is the 10th year there has been enough money raised to be able to place a wreath at every grave.

"Every veteran, and every veteran’s family member, is going to be honored. It’s my passion," said Wreaths for the Fallen President, John Thomas. 

The 3 extra wreaths for this year were placed around a flag pole that was positioned at the center of the cemetery.

Each wreath was decorated with a picture of one of the Minnesota National Guard soldiers killed in a helicopter crash near Kimball December 5. 

If you would like to help and volunteer for next year's wreath placement please click this link for more information on Wreaths Across America.