Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Everett "Jack" Maciosek

My sincerest thanks to you….. and all the MN Patriot Guard members… that stood in the flag line for my father’s funeral service. 

This was my first time being on the other side of the flag line.  When walking out of the church and see all the flags and friendly faces…..you took my breathe away and the tears started to flow.  Only this time, I wasn’t wearing shades to hide them! 

My words cannot describe how grateful I was to see so many faces and the warmth I felt from my PG brothers and sisters.   The long distance so many of you traveled, along with the cold weather….my heart went out to you.

Thank you for being there….. and being a part of my father’s final journey.  You have given our family a special gift that we will forever treasure! Thanks for all you do; you do make a difference……

Kindest Regards,   Audrey Johnson & family NW Metro – MNPG Member

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Thank you: Benedict (Ben) Auer Family

You can not beleive the impact you had for my Dad's funeral.  Father Stangl made a point during the Mass to point out how amazing the PG presence was for him too.

We do appreciate everything, and makes me proud to be a PG member, even if I'm a cage!

Thank you again.

Ken Auer

Monday, September 5, 2011

Michael Nolen Thank You

From Ninette Nolen (the aunt of Cpl. Michael Nolen):

I have lots of thoughts and feelings about and surrounding the death of my nephew and many are mixed and unclear. But standing out are the members of your group - simply there - caring, respectful, quiet and simply being present to all. I wasn't surprised to see you at the funeral home, but to see familiar faces the next day at the memorial service in Hudson, blew me away, knowing that some of you had been at Fort Snelling since 7:30 for other funerals. I can't comprehend, but I know we were blessed by having you with us. Thank you.

Ninette Nolen