Last weekend, Minnesota Patriot Guard's Safety Officer shed his usual black leather in favor of a red suit, nicely trimmed in white fur. He attended a Christmas celebration hosted by the NW metro chapter of the Blue Star Mothers for families of deployed soldiers.
Rumor has it he didn't frighten too many children...in fact, the little one pictured below was quite content on his lap.
According to "Bigdog Santa," the most difficult Christmas request came from a little boy who wants his big brother to come home from Iraq for Christmas. Although Santa can't make everyone's wishes come true, he did bring smiles to both children and adults alike.