Almost all of the markers are members of the military, and families, from Minnesota and the surrounding states. Almost all, but not quite. You could stop about half a mile south of here at a civilian's grave that certainly belongs.
Thomas E. Burnett Jr
Cadet, U.S. Air Force
May 29 1963
Sep 11 2001
Row upon row of stone markers
Fort Snelling National Cemetery
Why It's Interesting
Fort Snelling National Cemetery is one of the largest national cemeteries for U.S. military veterans. It was established in 1939, but has many graves of veterans from prior wars who were moved here. Graves of several medal of honor awardees are here. The map location of this gem is a place where you can get a sense of the sheer numbers of veterans from Minnesota and neighboring states who have served our country. It is remarkable.
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