Flag Placement 2023 - Company / Organization Group Registration

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Flag Placement 2023 - Company / Organization Group Registration

Company and organizational groups are invited to join FFFS in a separate Flag Placement event.

By Flags for Fort Snelling

When and where

Date and time

Saturday, May 27 · 4:30 - 9pm CDT


Fort Snelling National Cemetery 7601 34th Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55450

About this event

Things to Keep In Mind BEFORE You Register

  • Each registered volunteer is responsible for 150-180 flags, which will weigh up to 15 pounds. Please make sure you are physically able to lift upwards of 15lbs for an extended period!
  • Flag Placement will happen rain or shine, dress for the weather!
  • We highly recommend bringing a screwdriver to help create an initial pilot hole at each headstone, this helps especially when the ground is dry.
  • We encourage you to wear gloves. Many volunteers in the past have gotten blisters from placing so many flags!
  • *Disclaimer - This event is subject to change or cancellation due to the Department of Veterans Affairs' guidelines.

    Cemetery Rules

    1. No running in the cemetery.
    2. No leaning on, sitting on, or resting body or limbs on headstones or monuments.
    3. Do not pick up any flowers or flags (unless the flag has fallen to the ground).
    4. Do not touch any of the coins that were placed on top of the headstones or around the headstone.
    5. No advertising of any kind while on the cemetery grounds.
    6. Do not disrupt visitors at graves. You may ask to place the flag for them. However, if they deny the request, kindly give them a flag so that they can place it themselves.
    7. No littering, please ensure that you are picking up after yourselves.

    Frequently asked questions

    Where do we go the day of Flag Placement?
    How many flags do we get to place?
    Can I place the flag for my loved one at the cemetery?

    About the organizer