The 2nd Annual Minnesota Remembers Event of 2019 was a Success!
Nearly 200,000 flags placed by over 6,000 volunteers in honor of the 200,000 heroes laid to rest at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. It all started around 5am when the silence of the foggy Sunday morning was cut by the squeal of the opening cemetery gates. The Delegates made their way through the cemetery, preparing the grounds so public volunteers can have the privilege of honoring our fallen with an American flag for Memorial Day.
In the meantime, more Flag Placement Volunteers start arriving: Everyone was laughing and smiling, excited to get to their positions and see if we can do it again; Blanket the Fort Snelling National Cemetery in waves of Red, White, and Blue.
Even with a few hiccups, the day was a fantastic and memorable experience. Families and friends made memories as they came together to achieve an incredible feat. From sunset to sundown, Minnesota Remembers 2019 was another success!
Now, join us on our mission to raise the funds for a PERMANENT FLAG COLLECTION for Fort Snelling National Cemetery, to ensure this tradition continues for generations!