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Wreath project at vets cemetery grows from a few dozen to 3,000

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While Veterans Day ceremonies will be taking place across the state Monday, fallen veterans in Little Falls will be honored in a special way next month thanks to the efforts of the Minnesota group Wreaths for the Fallen, WCCO-TV reports.

The group will honor fallen military veterans by placing wreaths on every one of the State Veterans Cemetery's 3,000-plus graves in December.

The program began a few years ago with a few dozen wreaths, the station reports. A few hundred wreaths were laid at graves the year after that, and this year there will be more than 3,000 wreaths presented at the cemetery.

Wreaths for the Fallen works in conjunction with Wreaths Across America, which annually collects donations for the wreaths.

As for Veterans Day ceremonies Monday and Tuesday, the Star Tribune lists events across the state from Apple Valley to Winona.

In northeast Minneapolis, World War II veteran Howard Weller will give a speech as the Sheridan Veterans Memorial at Sheridan Memorial Park is dedicated at 10:30 a.m. Monday, KSTP-TV reports.

Weller is the only living member of a veterans group who helped conceive the project 18 years ago.

Meanwhile, a 94-year-old Red Cross volunteer will share stories of how she helped care for thousands of wounded American soldiers in England during World War II, Minnesota Public Radio reports.

Marian Krinke will speak at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the American Red Cross Northern Minnesota Region headquarters at 1201 West River Parkway in Minneapolis.

On Sunday, Minnesota immigrants and veterans joined U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar in St. Paul to support passage of immigration reform.

Part of the reform includes a DREAM Act (Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors) provision that would allow some children of undocumented workers to serve in the military and pursue citizenship, the Star Tribune reports.

The efforts of veterans in Minnesota have not been lost on the state's voters.

According to the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, Minnesota has elected at least one military veteran to the U.S. House in every election since 1910.

According to the Humphrey School, the state still has the most significant contingent of veterans in its U.S. House delegation.

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