Veterans remembered with wreaths
Osakis joined communities throughout the nation on Saturday, Dec. 16 in a special remembrance of those who fought for America's freedoms.
It was Wreaths Across America Day. Thousands of wreaths were laid at more than 1,500 cemeteries across the country.
In Osakis, volunteers met at the Osakis Veterans Memorial for the second annual Osakis Wreath Across America kickoff ceremony. Seven wreaths, each representing a branch of the military, were placed at the foot of the memorial.
Cassie Walsh, Osakis Wreath Across America coordinator, stated the goals of the event: To remember, honor and teach. She thanked everyone in attendance for their help and support.
This year, 30 volunteers, members of Osakis VFW, Boy and Girls Scouts, family members of Scouts, and veterans placed wreaths on 252 veteran graves in three Osakis cemeteries.
A few months ago, volunteers made and put up metal wreath holders at all 252 grave sites, making it easier to display the wreaths.
Donations for the wreaths came from individuals, the Osakis VFW and sponsors.