Detroit Lakes Grand Army of the Republic Park, Veterans Memorial Park, and other locations in area are announced as an Official Location for the 2021 National Wreaths Across America Day
Detroit Lakes, Becker County, White Earth will join the more than 2,500 participating locations across the country to Remember, Honor and Teach on Saturday, Dec. 18, 2021.
National nonprofit Wreaths Across America (WAA) announced today that Detroit Lakes, Minnesota area has once again will be joining in the effort to support the mission to Remember, Honor, Teach, as an official location for 2021. This is the seventh year that the community will participate in this national event.
Wreaths Across America started as a simple gesture of thanks that has grown into a national movement of dedicated volunteers and communities coming together to not only remember the nation’s fallen and honor their service, but to teach the next generation about the sacrifices made for us to live freely.
According to local coordinators, Tom, and Pam Mortenson, “Wreaths Across America returns this year for its annual effort to honor veterans during the holiday season, as our community joins more than 2,500 participating locations, with more than two million volunteers coming together. We are excited to have this year’s events to be more public since it was a low-profile one in 2020 due to COVID-19.”
Events are planned for Veterans Memorial Park at 11 AM, G.A.R .Park at 11:20 AM, Crovisier Memorial Park at 1130 AM, Oak Grove Cemetery at 11:45, and Holy Rosary Cemetery 12:15 PM on Saturday, December 18th. Planning is underway for other events in Becker County, including White Earth. All events are in conjunction with the placement of over 275,000 wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery and locations like Fort Snelling National Cemetery laying of Remembrance wreaths.
“Those interested in volunteering for Wreaths Across America can contact Tom and Pam Mortenson at firstname.lastname@example.org or for those wanting to sponsor a wreath for at a cemetery can visit www.wreathsacrossamerica.org,” Pam Mortenson added.