We've been following the Flags for Fort Snelling Facebook page to monitor their plans for flag placement over Memorial Weekend. They posted yesterday that they have a proposal into the VA Headquarters in DC, which would allow them to have 1,000 volunteers and to cover the entire cemetery. If that isn't approved, they will be doing the same thing they did last year which was only about 250 volunteers and only able to fulfill flag placement requests. Either way, the ability to volunteer is going to be a lottery system. Unfortunately for these reasons we won't be able to participate in this event as a club.
They were able to place over 2,000 flags last year just fulfilling flag placement requests and are urging everyone to place requests so they can cover as much of the cemetery as possible. Because they use a different process to complete those requests, they are allowed to do as many as they get. Flag Placement Requests will be available to submit via their website starting Monday, May 10th at 12pm. https://www.flagsforfortsnelling.com/ The opportunity to submit requests closes at 9 pm on May 23rd.