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This morning @annie.goldberg @zachyg125 and I all gladly sacrifice a morning of sleep for those who sacrificed so much more for us, as we helped place flags for Fort Snelling National Cemetery. It was such an amazing and humbling experience to see all the others who joined us in our mission this morning, and I am so glad I got to be apart of it! But unfortunately our mission was cut short due to there not being enough flags to place.๐Ÿ˜ž I strongly encourage anyone and everyone to go to
http://www.flagsforfortsnelling.com
and make a donation so that maybe next year we can honor all the men and women that gave so much for our freedom!! I am proud to be and American! ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

On this Memorial Day holiday weekend, yes, celebrate with family and friends. Yes, celebrate the unofficial kickoff of summer.

But please take a moment to remember those who have given the ultimate sacrifice to give us the freedoms we so enjoy and oftentimes take for granted.

Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in the country's armed forces.[1] The holiday, which is currently observed every year on the last Monday of May,[2] originated as Decoration Day after the American Civil War in 1868, when the Grand Army of the Republic, an organization of Union veterans founded in Decatur, Illinois, established it as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the Union war dead with flowers.[3] By the 20th century, competing Union and Confederate holiday traditions, celebrated on different days, had merged, and Memorial Day eventually extended to honor all Americans who died while in the military service.[1] It marks the start of the unofficial summer vacation season,[4] while Labor Day marks its end.
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While the nature of war has changed over that time, the values that drive our brave men and women in uniform remain constant: Honor, courage, selflessness.
Barack Obama
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Woke up bright and early (5:30) to go volunteer placing flags at Fort Snelling, a great way to remember those who fought for us ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธโค

Thousands of volunteers placed about 50,000 flags at Fort Snelling cemetery on Memorial Day as part of Flags for Fort Snelling. Photo by our @glenstubbe #stribminnesota #fortsnelling #memorialday

Thank you great grandma and grandpa and all who have served. โค๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Happy Memorial Day grandpa!!!

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Actual photo taken by amateur photographer Frank Glick at about 6 am one morning in 2011.

Glick has said that after his photo went viral he was contacted by Viviane Ruch - the wife of the soldier whose grave the eagle was resting on. She told Glick that she and her husband used to photograph eagles together before he died.

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Experienced an overwhelming sense of the high cost of the current and past sacrifices made by others to secure and preserve our freedom, in a short stop by the Fort Snelling National Cemetery this week. The gravestones stretched in every direction as far as the eye could see; a testimony to the thousands of lives lost from the Civil War through the present. In memory if them, let us "live lives worthy of the sacrifice and defense of others." #memorialday #grateful

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Flags of our Soldiers. Happy Memorial Day

Honored you in the best way I could think of this weekend by spending it with the ones I love ๐Ÿ’› it's hard to remember you, but definitely not hard to forget that I always have someone watching over me
Happy Memorial Day Grandpa! ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

I cannot even express how thankful I am for the sacrifices veterans have made for this country. I am so blessed to have so many freedoms because many men and women were willing to lay their lives down for the rest of the United States of America. Thank you, especially you, Grandpa! โ€ข
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A day to honor and respect the service of so many fallen heroes. Every stone has a name. Every name has a story. Every story ends here. We will not forget their sacrifice. #memorialday2017

Thank you for your service!

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