Build Soldier Memorial at Historic Fort Snelling

Build Soldier Memorial at Historic Fort Snelling

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Stephanie Chappell started this petition to MN Historical Society Director Kent Whitworth and

The nonprofit organization Minnesota Historical Society FORGOT to recognize soldiers for their service at Fort Snelling during war and peace.  Urge MNHS to correct its oversight and construct a soldiers memorial as part of the publicly funded construction project.   

On June 15, 2020, Minnesota Historical Society, the nonprofit organization trusted with construction of a new visitors center, started construction of their revitalization project at Historic Fort Snelling, Minnesota's first National Historic Landmark. 

The Fort's military history began in 1819.  It protected American trade, kept the peace, and served as a strategic military base during the Civil and World Wars.  It was a place of enlistments, discharges, deaths, trainings, burials, trials and reunions for hundreds of thousands of U.S. Army soldiers and families.  It's also the place of many firsts in State history.

The only memorial in the publicly funded plan honors two self-confessed murderers who were convicted and hanged in 1865. The two murdered about 20 people, including women and children, in 1862. 

No memorial in the huge project expresses the importance of Fort Snelling's soldiers or their sacrifice, duty, honor and selflessness.

Send a message to Minnesota and the Society that soldiers must be remembered at Historic Fort Snelling in this $34.5+ million project. Add your name and be heard.  

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