Fort Snelling wreath-laying ceremony honors veterans


Fort Snelling honored some of our nation’s bravest with a wreath laying ceremony on Saturday. 

The event was part of Wreaths Across America, an organization that holds ceremonies and donates wreaths to national and state cemeteries. 

The Civil Air Patrol, veterans service organizations and volunteers made sure each branch was recognized, including those who were prisoners of war or those who have gone missing in action. 

“22 years ago today is the day my grandfather passed away.” Markessa Baedke Petersen, said as she laid a wreath at his grave. “Today has a double meaning. Not only is it Wreaths Across America, but it’s also remembering him.” 

Saturday’s ceremony was the 11th annual wreath-laying ceremony at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. 

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