Minnesota Moment: Cleanup at Fort Snelling

Updated: September 18, 2019 10:26 PM

The sound of chainsaws filled the Historic Fort Snelling National Cemetery on Wednesday. 

More than 100 arborists from different businesses got together to trim trees and clean up.


It's something they look forward to doing for families of fallen veterans. 

"It's a sacred place for Minnesota and it's a nice place. We try to take care of it as best as we can," Quentero Mitchum with Rainbow Treecare said.

This annual program, which is called 'Saluting Branches,' started at Fort Snelling in 2014. It has since spread to other national cemeteries.

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