Fort Snelling National Cemetery is the resting place of my parents, parents-in-law, aunts, uncles, and other relatives and friends. This weekend 5000 volunteers placed American flags on each and every gravesite at the cemetery. I thank them for this enormous task. They all placed more than 200,000 flags. I know some genealogists who participated in this great honor.
The video from one of the sponsors, local TV station KARE 11, is worth watching.
Yes, Memorial Day is to honor those who lost their lives while serving in the United States Armed Services, but I was glad to see that all received a flag at Fort Snelling. Last November I blogged about my uncle (by marriage) who is now at Fort Snelling after his remains from a Korean War POW camp were identified.
To learn more about the history of this cemetery, check this page and scroll down for the history.
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