MINOT, N.D. - Wreaths have arrived in Minot as part of a nationwide tradition this weekend honoring fallen veterans.
This is the sixth year Minot has participated in Wreaths Across America. The ceremony pays homage to military men and women by laying wreaths at their final resting place.
Richard Reuer, the Wreath Across America coordinator, helped to organize the memorial all six years. He says the day is a reminder of the sacrifice service men and women, and their families have made.
"In the Minot area, the reason we have reached across America here is to say thank you to the family members who lost a loved one. And while most of us are enjoying a nice holiday meal, at this time we have some families that that have an empty chair," said Reuer.
The ceremony will be held on Sat., Dec. 14 at Vincent United Methodist Church at 11 a.m., with a procession after to Rosehill Memorial Cemetery where the wreaths will be laid. Just over 1,000 wreaths will be laid at Rosehill, and 300 are being sent to Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.