Fort Snelling Cemetery Ready For Memorial Day Program

By Bruce Hagevik, NewsRadio 830 WCCO

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Crews have been working the past few weeks preparing Fort Snelling National Cemetery in the Twin Cities for the annual Memorial Day program Monday.

“Fort Snelling is the third largest, fourth busiest, national cemetery of the 131 national cemeteries,” said Artis Parker, acting director of the cemetery.

NewsRadio 830 WCCO’s Bruce Hagevik Reports

More than 191,000 people are buried at the cemetery and the number keeps growing.

“We average approximately 20 interments a day which comes up to — last year we did about 4,700 interments for the year,” Parker said.

Parker said there’s enough acreage left to maintain the current rate of burials until the year 2050.

The Memorial Day program begins with a parade at 9:45 a.m. Monday morning.

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  1. IRIS CARROLL says:

    R.I.P. PFC SHERMAN OLIVER LICKNESS (SECTION R MARKER 2610) I MISS YOU EACH AND EVERY DAY DAD….

  2. Dianne Burcar Ret.SFC says:

    To the families who have a father,mother,husband,wife,son,daughter,relative or friend buried here,May they all RIP knowing the a greatful Nation honors them.

  3. Your Family says:

    RIP PFC. Timothy J. Quinn 1947 – 2005
    Laid to rest 2005
    United States Army
    Vietnam

  4. Our Family says:

    RIP SMAJ Robert C. Morris Feb. 11, 1923 – July 1, 2008

    United States Army
    WWII, Korea, Vietnam

    We all miss you dad. As your stone says; you always will be OUR HERO

  5. Chad2969 says:

    Thank You All for your Sacrifice that you gave and God bless the families and friends. Family and Friend are both buried and have served and I have served myself in Gulf War and I know first hand the feeling of losing loved ones and friends. I Salute the Survivors and most of all Salute and Pray for the Ones that didnt make it. Miss You LT. SEMPER FI!!!!!!!!!!

  6. thankful says:

    Thank you to all the volunteers who provide their services at the interments, and help to make a memorable service for the loved ones. .

  7. Wendy Wood says:

    ARCHIE D. GRAVES, PVT US AIR FORCE
    640 AAF BOMB SQ. WWII
    5/11/18~5/27/44
    Thank you, Uncle Archie, on this day and everyday. You are not forgotten.

  8. JT55 says:

    R.I.P. Lt. Kermit Aasve U.S. Army Raingers (Darby’s Raingers)
    Thank you, we miss you.

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