The Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery will host a reception Saturday, Feb 6th at 2 pm honoring the Coast Guard with the unveiling of the 8 X 10 foot oil painting recently completed. This painting is the third in a series of five, each depicting a branch of the US military (the Army and Navy are complete). Erik Sogge, Cemetery Administrator will serve as emcee. The program will include comments by Dr. Earl Potter, President of St. Cloud State University, (Coast Guard Captain, retired). Additional comments will be shared by Little Falls Mayor Greg Zylka and the artist. An Honor Guard from the Duluth-based Coast Guard Cutter Alder will be present, along with Veterans from local Honor Guards including Sauk Rapids VFW, Rice and Waite Park American Legion Posts. Following the ceremony the public is invited to a reception at the Little Falls American Legion Post 46 starting at 3:00 PM. Take time this Saturday afternoon to pay your respects and honor the Coast Guard.