Our friends at the Minnesotans' Military Appreciation Fund (MMAF) are hosting a special day this coming Saturday at Harriet Island in St Paul. In two different phases we are setting up a flag line to honor our fallen and the families who are left to carry on in their memory. The fallen and their families are why we are there.... we will Never Forget.
If you are not familiar with the MMAF they are an organization who will gift a minimum $500 to a military member, with a MN residence, for serving in a combat zone. The gifts go up in the case of injury or loss in theater and their web site is http://www.thankmntroops.org/ They receive half the net proceeds from the Patriot Ride every year and I continue to be amazed by what they do for our Minnesota military members every day.
This is both a solemn day as we are remembering our fallen and a fun day with our friend Rockie Lynne who is a co-founder of the Tribute To The Troops (TTTT). Rockie is performing that afternoon and you are invited to attend as a free guest if you stand the flag lines as a MN Patriot Guard member. Added to that you will receive some tickets for a free BBQ dinner for being there!!!