Christmas for Vets wreath hanging set Dec. 4 in Pequot Lakes
The local Christmas for Vets organization seeks funds to continue to honor veterans in eight area cemeteries.
The local Christmas for Vets organization will hang wreaths on all veterans' gravesites Saturday, Dec. 4.
The organization's goal is to honor and recognize all local veterans with a Christmas wreath.
This year, there are 420 veterans to be recognized In eight local cemeteries, including Pequot Lakes City Cemetery, Our Savior's Lutheran, Kedron, Stony Brook, Jenkins City Cemetery, Jenkins Township Norwood Cemetery, Maple Hill and Pleasant Hill.
Volunteers are asked to meet at 11 a.m. in the parking lot behind Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Pequot Lakes. They will be instructed in the wreath hanging and assigned to a section in the city cemeteries with a team leader. The rural cemeteries were previously assigned volunteer coordinators.
Christmas for Vets is in its seventh year and those involved are proud to have expanded this veteran recognition program.
The annual cost of the wreath continues to be $15 per veteran, despite this year’s challenges in finding a new provider and rising costs of materials. Local businesses and families are asked to contribute to the cost, but additional funding is needed to insure every veteran is not forgotten.
Christmas for Vets is a 501(c)(3) organization and all contributions are tax deductible. Contributions can be sent to Christmas for Vets, 31018 Rasmussen Road, #205, Pequot Lakes, MN 56472; or call 218-568-4488 or 218-831-1045 for more information.