Minnesota Patriot Guard Mission Request Page.
To request a Patriot Guard mission please read all the following information:
Thank you for considering the Minnesota Patriot Guard, We are honored. It is important to know the Patriot Guard only attends funerals at the invitation of the fallenís immediate family. During
the difficult time of losing a loved one, The Patriot Guard recognizes that the families get all kinds of people asking for or offering things to them, we know It can be very overwhelming and emotional. It is for that reason we have a policy that no Patriot Guard will make first contact or solicit with families.
The missions undertaken by Minnesota Patriot Guard include:
Honor Missions for Active Duty Fallen American heroes
Honor Missions for veterans. Due to resources, we either attend the services or the interment.
Visits to VA Medical Centers and Minnesota State Veterans Homes
Welcome Home and Deployment Sendoff Missions
Please note that we need 48 hours advance notice in order to get the word out on our volunteer network and give volunteers time to plan for the mission.
All mission requests are to include:
What is being rquested of the Minnesota Patriot Guard
Your name and relation to the one(s) the flagline is being requested for.
Who is the mission for?
Branch of service
Contact phone number
The location of the event
Date and time of the event
All requests for funeral missions must come from the immediate family or their representative (i.e: Casualty Assistance Officer or Funeral Director). All requests for send-off and welcome home missions for military units must come from the unitís command structure.
The Patriot Guard is not a official honor guard and does not perform the honor guard ceremony at funerals. We do when invited, have many volunteers that want to show their respects with a line of people holding flags at funerals, welcome homes, deployments, and other events that fit in the Patriot Guard's mission (see photos of flaglines at bottom of this page).
The Patriot Guard is not an escort service, nor does it have any authority to control traffic. We can ride in the procession as participants and can occasionally assist the authorized escort personnel.
The Minnesota Patriot Guard also attends welcome homes and deployments of military units by the invite of the unit command. If you are a family member please work through your FRG Leader or unit contact to invite us.
In the cases of individual military member deployment, welcome home, or send off we need to have an invite from the immediate family.
Because of volunteer resources we don't hold flag lines for the coming or going of military on leave or basic training. We also do not hold flag lines for parties or open houses of military member deployment welcome home or send offs. We can post it on our event calendars so our members can make a personal choice to attend as guests and show their support.
Current security and traffic concerns prohibit us from meeting military members at the Minneapolis-St Paul airport. They do not allow flags on poles in the baggage area or allow us to go to the gate.
Once you have submitted your request, one of our volunteers will contact you as quickly as possible to discuss the mission. While we make every effort possible to meet mission requests within these guidelines, in some cases we may have to turn down a request due to time constraints on our volunteers.
To submit a mission request by email, "Click Here for email" (firstname.lastname@example.org).
To submit a mission request by web form, "Click Here for web form".
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