MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Memorial Day is a time to remember the heroes who have lost their lives fighting for our country.

fort snelling cemetery memorial day prep Fort Snelling Nat’l Cemetery Preps For Memorial Day

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A quarter-of-a-million soldiers are laid to rest at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

In the video above, photojournalist Joe Mears shows the effort made by volunteers Saturday morning to ensure the memories of our service members live on.

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