Flags for Fort Snelling - Memorial Day 2018

Flags for Fort Snelling - Memorial Day 2018

Everyone reading this probably knows or is related to someone who has served in the military. Some of you probably even know or are related to someone who died while serving in the military. Many of you therefore may know someone who is buried at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

What you may not know is there used to be a tradition at Fort Snelling National Cemetery of honoring those who have served by placing a small U.S. Flag at each headstone for Memorial Day. That tradition ended over thirty years ago, due to budget and other resource constraints.

Fortunately, two local women, Joanne Malmstedt and Rocky Borchardt, were inspired in 2015 to re-establish the Memorial Day tradition through the formation of a small non-profit organization called Flags for Fort Snelling. 

RBCU is proud to announce that it has partnered with Flags for Fort Snelling to fully restore this tradition beginning Memorial Day 2018. 

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.


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