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
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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.

3 thoughts on “Memorial Day event honors Pagan Veterans

  1. Ananta Androscoggin says:

    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.

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