Eleven Patriot Guard and eight US Military Vets MC members stood the flag line in a wind driven cool rain to honor John Bergseid for his service to our country.
The rain was present from arrival time to the start of the service so parts of the service outside were in question but Mother Nature provided a break and the funeral went on as originally planned. The flag line stood down at 2:00 P.M. when the service started and was reformed at 2:40 P.M. As the casket and the family departed the church for the burial site, which is on the church property, the Patriot Guard and the Military Vets walked along either side of the casket and the family providing an escort. We were joined by the Moorhead Legion Color Guard which provided the military honors.
After family and friends had departed the flag line was dismissed, there was no post-mission gathering as I believe everyone wanted to get home and get on some dry clothes.
Thank you to John Bergseid for his service to our country ! Thank you to all who were able to be there to honor his service.
Greg Syverson, RCIC