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April 29, 2013
To the family of PFC Brandon L. Buttry:

The Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation will be honoring your loved one at the non-denominational Christian Memorial Day Remembrance worship service at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, 26 May 2013. We will remember the casualties of the Global War on Terrorism from Minnesota … and the bordering states of Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Outside of the historic Fort Snelling Veterans Memorial Chapel will be a “Memorial Garden” filled with some 300 white crosses bearing the names of the war dead … including your loved one.

The Memorial Garden will be encircled with larger white crosses representing all of the wars of our nation's history and give honor to all who have served in the United States Armed Forces and made the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms we enjoy today. Wreaths will be placed at the foot of each 8-foot cross bearing the number of U.S. Service Members killed in each of America's conflicts.

I would like to extend to your family an invitation to honor us with your presence at worship as we pay tribute to the sacrifice made by your service member and family. Our pastor, Kenneth L. Beale, Jr., will preach a message entitled, “Freedom:Free, but Costly.” At the conclusion of the worship hour, all of the congregation will be invited to silently pay their respects at the garden and there place poppies at each of the crosses. A Memorial Rifle Squad of the Fort Snelling National Cemetery will fire vollies as the US flag is lowered to half-staff and Taps is played. Following your visit to the Memorial Garden, your family is invited to attend an informal reception (weather permitting) outside of the Chapel. The Memorial Garden will remain until 5:00 p.m. on Monday, 27 May (Memorial Day).

As this Christian worship service has traditionally been well attended, we would be happy to reserve seating for you and yours. To do so, kindly call (651/286-7296) and leave a voice message indicating your veterans' name and the number of persons attending. For more information about the Foundation or driving directions to the historic chapel at Fort Snelling, visit our website at: Special rates for nearby hotels will be available. For more information call (651/286-7296) or email the office ( and leave your name and contact information.

Also, beginning at dusk (8:30 p.m.) on Saturday 25 May through dawn (6:30 a.m.) on Sunday, 26 May, a “Prayer Vigil for Peace” will be held in the sanctuary of the Chapel. You are invited to stop by, light a candle and place it at the foot of your loved one's cross in the Memorial Garden … and then enter the Chapel for prayer.

If you are not able to attend, we pray that you would find comfort in knowing that our prayers are with you and all of the fallen heroes.

Leila Campbell
Office Manager
Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation
January 02, 2013
I'm so heartbroken that the war has taken away your young son. I am greatul there are men to fight for our country. I thank you for his service. My young son is in line to serve and protect and I am scared for him and proud. I'm proud of your son and mine. God bless you.
December 25, 2012
God bless Brandon and his family
December 05, 2012
May God bring some Peace to your family at this time of year and may you rest in peace young soldier.Sending many prayers to your family from ours. The Matis Family: Dan, Angie, PFC Christopher, PFC Melvin and Tim
December 01, 2012
Prayer Shawls 4 Fallen Soldiers ( is an organization with groups throughout the country who work to send handmade prayer shawls and/or lap robes to families who have lost a loved one while serving our country. Members of Trindle Spring Lutheran Church would like to honor your son's sacrifice and memory by sending our prayers and comfort through a prayer gift which will be mailed to you. If you are interested, please contact me at with the names and addresses of those who would like to receive one and which gift they would like to receive. We will send our gift as soon as possible. Also, if you know of any other families who are grieving the loss of a loved on who died while serving our country, please pass along my e-mail address. May God bless you and comfort you in the days ahead. Sincerely, Lynne
November 29, 2012
My deepest sympathy to the Buttry family on the loss of your loved one and Hero Brandon, and my sincerest gratitude for his service for your country.
God Bless You Pfc. Brandon L. will not be forgotten.
November 26, 2012
Our deep condolences to the Butry Family. We pray the peace of God be with the entire family today and always.
November 23, 2012
Our deepest sympathies as you go through this difficult time. May God wrap his Loving arms and let him rest in peace. Thank you for your ultimate sacrifice PFC Brandon Buttry.
Dale and Jean
Marine parents
November 14, 2012
You do not know me, but you were in the same platoon as my son in basic - A Co 2-54 - at Ft. Benning, GA. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. RIP, Brandon.
November 14, 2012
My family and I would like to express our deepest sympathy to you and yours at this time of sorrow in your lives.May this young soldier Rest Easy and in Peace and may your family find much of the comfort in will need in those around you full of love.

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