Volunteers clean Fort Snelling National Cemetery ahead of 9/11 anniversary

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September 7, 2016 — A sea of green took over Fort Snelling National Cemetery on Wednesday.

About 40 volunteers from a nonprofit called ECMC Group spent several hours cleaning the grounds, which included collecting flags for proper disposal, gathering faded flowers and picking up debris.

They chose to clean up after a busy Labor Day weekend and ahead of the 15th anniversary of 9/11.

The group decided to volunteer because one of the employees is a veteran, and she wanted to do something to commemorate all of the other veterans and the upcoming 9/11 anniversary.

ECMC Group is a Twin Cities-based nonprofit that offers programs to help students with financial literacy, college access and college completion.

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