Thursday, August 20, 2015

The Twin Cities Chapter of the Military Mama Network, the Minnesota Patriot Guard and the Military Salute Project have joined together to send cards to the 1,000 residents of Minnesota's five Veterans Homes to thank them for their service and hopefully brighten their day.
Your card or letter can include a note of thanks and appreciation for the Veteran's service. We hope to be able to give every resident at least one. Packs of 10 generic "Thank You" cards with envelopes are available at Target or Walmart for about $5.00.
You can also send home-made cards if you wish. Any quantity is acceptable. You can send 1 card, 5 cards, 10 cards, 50 cards.
Please mail cards to Lynn Soler of the Twin Cities Military Mama Network. Lynn will allocate and deliver the cards to the respective homes.
Lynn Soler
Cards For Veterans
8085 71st Street Court South
Cottage Grove, MN 55016

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

We are gearing up to help place Wreaths, as part of Wreaths Across America 2015.  We have had quite a few members ask how to donate for FSNC and the State Veterans Cemetery.  Below is information if you wish to make a donation to help with wreath costs:  Donations must be made no later than 1 December 2015 for this year.
If you wish to make a donation towards wreath(s) at FSNC, you can do so by using this link:   
This is an account set up for the MN PG. Donations to this account will be delivered to FSNC earmarked for the MN PG and added to our annual donation.  This donation link will be used for the names on the list we have to ensure our list (currently112 names) (includes KIA's/Active Duty since 9-11, Beirut Bombing, and several veterans without family) have a wreath placed at their specific resting place. 
Unfortunately, the only method of donating is via credit card.  Any wreaths obtained over the names on our list will be placed in the area designated by FSNC.
If you wish to have a wreath placed for a specific by-name at FSNC, you will need to go to web page and you can do that using the link provided.
If you wish to donate towards wreath(s) at the State Veterans Cemetery near Camp Ripley, you can do so using their website link:  You are able to make a general donation or by-name donation, and pay via credit card, pay pal or check.
We are not fund-raising for WAA, just providing information to those that wish to help.  Thank you for all you do!  We will be assisting in the placement of wreaths at both locations - more info will be coming in December!
Karla Richardson
Flag line Member
State Captain
Minnesota Patriot Guard, Patriot Guard Riders