The American Legion of Elk River and the Minnesota National Guard were on hand for Sunday’s Minnesota Vikings win over Detroit to have the world’s biggest thank you card for the troops of Monticello’s 257th Military Police Company, stationed in Afghanistan. The card is 16 feet high and 48 feet long. The goal is to collect 257,000 signatures prior to these deployed troops coming home to be recognized by the Guiness Book of World Records.
When done, this huge card will be filled with more than 257,000 signatures. Some will be added between 5 and 7 p.m. on Friday at the Elk River American Legion.
The Elk River American Legion will be home to what is hoped to become the worlds largest “Thank You” card for Minnesota National Guards 257th that are currently deployed.
The public is invited to come sign the card from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 16.
“We are working with the National Guard and have solicited the Guiness Book of World Records,” Mike Beyer, the commander of the Elk River Legion, posted on his Facebook site. “Please pass this on to all your friends and family. God bless all of our military and their families.”