Minnesota soldiers hail from each of the state’s 87 counties.  87 Story Stones-arranged into clusters of nine northern hemisphere constellations-represent those state counties.

These stones serve as a unique visual connection between loved ones that are deployed, their families at home, and the shared stars of the night sky.

Excerpts from correspondence sent between soldiers and family members etched onto these stones provide a window into the lives of our military families and their sacrifices, as well as imparting a strong educational component.

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