Wreath removal and
flag disposal day set
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 4:32 AM
Saturday, Feb. 2 is going to be a very special day at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls.
That Saturday has been designated as the day that over 3,200 wreaths, which were placed to honor the country's fallen veterans, are to be removed from the cemetery's gravesites.
The wreath removal is scheduled to start at 10 a.m. and everyone is invited to assist with the removal.
By special arrangement, the Little Falls American Legion is going to conduct a special flag disposal ceremony following the wreath removal.
The U.S. Flag Code states in part: "The flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way."
The Little Falls American Legion has been performing this ceremony for many decades and has a special area dedicated for this purpose at the cemetery.
If you have any flags that are no longer serviceable, you can bring them to the cemetery on Saturday, Feb. 2, to be included in the disposal ceremony. Everyone is invited to attend the flag disposal ceremony after the wreath removal.
WreathsForTheFallen.org was able to provide wreaths for every veteran's grave at Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls. The wreaths were placed Dec. 15, 2012.
For those that would like to make a general donation to this worthy cause, contribute to the 2013 wreath general fund by visiting online at www.WreathsForTheFallen.org or call John Thomas at (218) 829-6622.