The mission of Flags for Fort Snelling was brought about with the best intentions, dedication to work hard, and a deep desire to honor those who have sacrificed so much for our country. However, the best intentions are not enough to accomplish an undertaking of this magnitude. Our first effort of best intentions was Memorial Day 2015, certainly a humble beginning. Before our days operating as a non-profit organization, we were just a few friends armed with Facebook as the only platform to get our message out. About 20 of us quietly gathered 2,700 little flags with our own funds and
Author: KARE 11 Staff | Published: 11:25 AM CDT March 12, 2018 | Updated: 2:13 PM CDT March 30, 2018 Help put flags on every grave at Fort Snelling on Memorial Day The goal is to purchase flags that can be placed on every grave each Memorial Day. Support this mission with a financial contribution to purchase 200,000 flags and by volunteering to place the flags on our heroes gravesites. MINNEAPOLIS – KARE 11 is teaming up with Flags for Fort Snelling, the Mall of America, RBCU, and VantagePoint Marketing to honor those that have served in the United States Military by raising the funds needed to honor the
A Look Back to the beginning: Flags For Fort Snelling 2016 2016 Kare 11 Memorial Day Coverage Flags for Fort Snelling began its mission with meager beginnings- Take a look back at where we started and how far we have come. Just two years ago, our organization “couldn’t possibly do them all”, but with our determination and the continued contributions of Veteran-supporting organizations, local corporations, and Minnesota’s generous citizens, we are prepared to make history on Memorial Day weekend 2018! http://www.kare11.com/video/news/flags-for-fort-snelling/89-2206089
KARE 11 is teaming up with Flags for Fort Snelling, Mall of America, RBCU, and VantagePoint Marketing LLC to honor those who have served in the United States Military by raising the funds needed to honor each one of our heroes and their family members laid to rest at Fort Snelling National Cemetery with an American Flag on Memorial Day. Help put flags on every grave at Ft. Snelling on Memorial Day The goal is to purchase flags that can be placed on every grave each Memorial Day. Support by making a financial contribution to purchase flags and volunteering to place the flags on the
Flags for Fort Snelling works to make sure heroes are not forgotten Kare 11 on Flags for Fort Snelling 2017 Interview with Matthew Foy | Fort Snelling National Cemetery This Memorial Day weekend, people around the country will pay tribute to the nation’s fallen heroes. In the Twin Cities, one local group is on a mission to make sure those heroes aren’t forgotten.
Local non-profit to put flags on every Ft. Snelling gravesite’ (KMSP) – Local non-profit, Flags for Fort Snelling is planning to put American Flags in front of EVERY gravestone in Fort Snelling – all 200,000 of them – as a way to help kids understand what Memorial Day is really about. http://www.fox9.com/good-day/256029537-story Proudly Sponsored by VantagePoint Marketing, LLC
http://www.93x.com/2017/05/22/fort-snelling-flag-volunteers FORT SNELLING FLAG VOLUNTEERS HAMS NEWS / MAY 22, 2017 Memorial Day is just around the corner, and Fort Snelling is looking for help to place tens of thousands of American flags on the graves of those buried in the National Cemetery there. They need both monetary donations to pay for the 180,000 flags and help placing them. Click HERE to help out. – Ross [Fort Snelling] Proudly Sponsored by VantagePoint Marketing, LLC
The History of Memorial Day According to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, their website describes Memorial day as the following: [Read Full Article on the VAs Official Website] Memorial Day History Three years after the Civil War ended, on May 5, 1868, the head of an organization of Union veterans — the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) — established Decoration Day as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the war dead with flowers. Maj. Gen. John A. Logan declared that Decoration Day should be observed on May 30. It is believed that date was
New & Exclusive Trust Vets Events and Specials just for you! We want to take a moment to highlight the continued efforts of Trust Vets. In the public eye, you’ll see their mission to connect America with Veterans in Business; encouraging America to use the TrustVets.com Business Directory every time they are looking to hire a local service. The part the public doesn’t see as much of, are the amazing events and opportunities that Trust Vets presents to their members to support each other. You wouldn’t believe some of the amazing stories Trust Vets has helped to create. From incredible success stories of
Volunteering for Memorial Day at the Fort Snelling National Cemetery Today I spoke with a close friend of mine who was feeling badly about not being able to volunteer on Memorial Day at the Fort Snelling National Cemetery. She and her family are part of a tradition of camping with other close friends and their families. They make amazing memories with their children, but are sure to not forget the reason behind the holiday. Of course, we do not want anyone to feel guilty for not being in town to volunteer on Memorial Day at the Fort Snelling National Cemetery. In fact,
Flags for Fort Snelling 2016 Our very first blog? I guess the saying is true… time really does fly when you’re having fun! I just want to take a moment to write on a personal level about FFFS and the efforts that have been happening since last May. As I reflect on Flags for Fort Snelling, I can’t help but chuckle a bit. The mission behind FFFS is an honorable one, yet the story behind its growth does have a bit of humor. My name is Rocky Borchardt. I am a single mother of one very amazing and driven young girl.