Memorial Weekend Schedule
Memorial Weekend at MOA
The Mall of America® is proud to partner with Flags for Fort Snelling to provide a full weekend of Memorial Day traditions and events for Minnesota. The weekend starts on Friday with a number of displays and monuments available at the Mall of America® through Memorial Day.
- Fallen Soldier Table
- Remembering the Minnesota Fallen Wall
- Spirit of America’s Story Wall
Friday through Monday
Mall of America Rotunda & Atrium
Before dawn breaks, thousands of volunteers will come together to remember our American heroes, restoring this important tradition in the name of our fallen. Starting in the Atrium at the North Entrance to Mall of America®, volunteers will arrive in assigned waves for registration and training. Volunteers will be shuttled to and from the cemetery for flag placement.
4:30am -Flag Runner Registration Only
5:30am -Registration Waves Begin
Families of the Fallen Salute
Initiated during World War I, the title Gold Star distinguishes a family member who lost a loved one in military service. Families of the Fallen have given more to our nation than can ever be repaid. In respect of their sacrifice, the Sunday of Minnesota Remembers will be reserved for Gold Star Families of the Fallen to honor the Unknown Soldiers laid to rest at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.
Families of the Fallen Salute
8:00am – 10:00am
Fort Snelling National Cemetery
In tradition of our beginnings, we will place 10,000 flags along the memorial pathway of the Fort Snelling National Cemetery on Memorial Day. A limited number of volunteers will place the remaining American flags as the last wave in our sea of red, white, and blue.
7:30am – 9:30am Flag Placement
Followed by the Fort Snelling National Cemetery Memorial Day Program
9:45am -Wreath Presentations
10:00am -Parade & Ceremony
Our Sponsors & Community Supporters
Mall of America®, in addition to its military discounts at select MOA retailers, provides ongoing support through its human resources, community and employee outreach departments as well as training and development programs. It has been a longstanding tradition to support our people in the armed forces, and as a Yellow Ribbon company, Mall of America® helps ensure our service members, military families and veterans loyalty to our country is celebrated.
KARE 11 is extremely proud to be partnering with Flags for Fort Snelling and honoring Minnesota Veterans this Memorial Day Weekend. The mission of KARE 11 is to tell stories that make a tangible impact on our community, so from now through Memorial Day weekend, KARE 11 will be sharing the stories of local Veteran while working to raising awareness and funds for this worthy endeavor.
RBCU joined Flags for Fort Snelling and their mission to blanket Fort Snelling in a sea of red, white, and blue to ensure Minnesota Memorial Traditions are restored and are never forgotten. We are proud to be a part of bringing our communities together in honor of the American heroes who sacrificed all for the freedom of our great country. This is an incredible feat, and every inch of effort is worth knowing the difference we’re making.