Wreaths Across America hosting ‘Christmas In July’

Submitted Photo More than 500 crosses will be placed at the graves of veterans in Section 16 in Rosehill Memorial Park, Minot, Wreaths from Wreaths Across America will be placed on the crosses during the annual program in December.

Wreaths Across America in Minot is hosting a program called “Christmas in July” on Wednesday, July 25 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Rosehill Chapel located through gate 4 at Rosehill Memorial Park, Minot.

Applications will be made available on site for anyone who wishes to start early in sponsoring a wreath this year for veterans.

This year 549 more wreaths will be added and placed in Section 16. A donor is putting together 549 crosses that will be placed at each veteran’s grave this year in honoring of a sponsored wreath.

Richard Reuer, coordinator of the local Wreaths Across America program, said the crosses will be placed at the graves the last week in October and will be taken down in the spring.

Last year the local community helped sponsor 936 wreaths for the local Wreaths Across America program. The goal was 1,000. By starting early, organizers believe they will be able to meet that goal this year.