Fort Snelling National Cemetery

Cemeteries & Graveyards / Sunday, July 5th, 2015

Fort Snelling National Cemetery Rows and rows of fallen soldiers and those they loved adorn the quiet landscape of the next #mnbucketlist stop, one of the most eloquently somber and meticulously maintained places in Minnesota. Fort Snelling National Cemetary in Minneapolis, between the Mall of America and the MSP airport, was established in 1870 to serve as a burial ground for the soldiers who died stationed at the Fort Snelling post and was later opened in 1939. The first burial took place 76 years ago, today. My friend Brian was nice enough to go with me to see the beautiful place and also to say hello to my Grandfather. It’s hard not to feel the weight and power of all of the heroes who’ve spent their lives in pursuit of something greater than themselves.

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