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  • Memorial Day event honors Pagan Veterans

    Area Pagans gather tomorrow at Ft. Snelling to honor Sgt. Jason Schumann and Specialist Daniel Schrankler as part of a Memorial Day observance.  Other fallen soldiers are also remembered and honored in a ceremony at their gravesites at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The ritual is conducted by Joe and Tracy Jarvinen of Gista Anundr and their kindred.
    • Monday, May 28 · 9am
    • Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • For more information about the ritual, contact  rhavyn_moon@yahoo.com
    Jarvinen requests that people arrive at Sgt. Schumann’s grave by 9am. The ceremony includes the speaking of his name and the placing of flowers. Participants are invited to bring one or more fresh flowers to place at each soldier’s grave and Pentacle headstone.There is a potluck and a pool party at a private home following the ceremony. Pagans of all paths are invited to take part in the ritual.  To RSVP for the event, please go to the event’s page on facebook.

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    1. [...] Memorial Day there will be a special ceremony to honor Pagan soldiers at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis. To help find the servises, you can find maps to the grave sites: Jason Schumann (Section T, Site 3677) http://gravelocator.cem.va.gov/j2ee/servlet/NGLMap?ID=7696304 and Daniel Ernest Schrankler (Section MemD Site 123) http://gravelocator.cem.va.gov/j2ee/servlet/NGLMap?ID=7687133 . Learn more at http://pncminnesota.com/2012/05/27/memorial-day-event-honors-pagan-veterans/ [...]

    2. Hope you all noticed the design of the GAR (Grand Army of the Republic) medallions standing next to the headstones of the Civil War veterans. It has some rather familiar (to Pagans) design elements.

    3. […] the approval of the pentacle as a symbol of belief area Pagans have gathered at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery to honor Sgt. Jason Schumann and Specialist Daniel Schrankler as part of a Memorial Day […]

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