5-6 Delegates will act as Leaders for the Flag Runner Teams, dividing the groups equally between the Leaders. Runners will receive their instruction and headstone assignments from the Delegates, and will check-in with their Leader once they have completed their flag placement requests.
4-6 Delegates will lead groups of 3-4 Select Volunteers to drop pre-counted totes in each of the designated sections of the cemetery. The pallets will be covered and wrapped, and the cemetery will be locked overnight.
100% of the flags will be placed by the volunteers on Sunday. Volunteers will arrive in waves, parking in the east parking lot and guided by Select Volunteers to the registration line. While in line, 2-PERSON TRAINING TEAMS will walk along each side of the line, stopping to demonstrate proper flag placement procedure and to answer any questions. 2 training teams will also be staged at the doors with signage.
Every volunteer will receive a color-coded wrist band (or ticket) to coordinate with the bus they should board and section to pick up and place their flags. One Select Team member will help volunteers onto the bus, another will give instructions while on the bus, and a third will guide volunteers off the bus.
The Tribute Walk will be strongly encouraged, with more prominent table placements and signage, staffed by Select Volunteers, and at least two of the stops on the walk will also be bus stops to return to the Mall.
Once a volunteer returns to the Mall, they will be greeted inside the doors by a long table (rearranged from registration while flags are being placed), staffed with Select Volunteers to guide people to events, early registration for 2020, last-stop for merchant sales, and answering questions. Table staffed until last bus returns.
Memorial Morning will be focused on Fort Snelling’s traditional Memorial Day ceremony. Flags for Fort Snelling Delegates and Select Volunteers can attend and represent FFFS as a part of the event, possibly as part of the parade or assigned group seating for the ceremony.