Thursday, April 30, 2015

Now that riding season and warmer weather have finally arrived, it's a good time to go over a few things.

We are not about motorcycles! We have many members who do not ride and we are grateful for their attendance at our missions and events. It doesn't matter HOW you get to a Patriot Guard mission or event - what is important is that you are there to pay honor, dignity, and respect to someone serving or have served our great nation; and that you arrive safely there and home again.

As the temps rise, we all need to be thinking about sunburn, heat stroke, heat exhaustion and all the other things that come with warm weather. Please take care of yourself and watch out for each other. We have faithful members who would rather pass out on the flag line than to step aside to cool off - definitely not what we want!  Drink plenty of water to hydrate before and during the Mission. 
We have had an extremely busy April for missions.  Thank you to all who have stepped up and are willing to help make sure missions get done!  If you are interested in helping run a honor mission on the ground, or to come into leadership - talk to your Ride Captain!  Your help is how we have been able to honor all the requests we have received.
Thank you for all you do!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

We would like to welcome the following patriots to the leadership roles:
Jim Nelson - stepped up from ARC to be the Rochester RC
Glenn Zimmer - St Cloud ARC
Jon Knutson - Alexandria ARC
John "Vinnie" Fitch - St Cloud ARC
We can't do our mission without those willing to step into leadership, or just help run a mission.  Thank you for these 4 who are willing to make sure missions are conducted, hero's are honored, and families given a small measure of comfort during a very difficult time.
Thank you for all you do!