We have recently learned that our compatriot Paul Theisen passed away last summer. Paul created our Color Guard with the help of Craig Whiting and the late James Church. The three worked closely in training, equipping and planning. In 2007 the Color Guard began posting colors at meetings and attending public events.
Paul saw the Color Guard as the face of the Minnesota SAR. Until his retirement from the Color Guard in 2018 he tirelessly sought ways for us to honor the revolution and our independence in public. He led the Color Guard to events such as the CAR Wayzata July 4th celebrations, naturalization ceremonies, school presentations, Freedom Day (July 3) in Nisswa, flag and wreath placement at cemeteries, Memorial Day service in St. Paul and attending MNCAR meetings. Paul contributed so much to the MNSAR and most certainly deserved his Patriot Medal.
Read his full obituary online.