Guard unit to receive world's largest thank you card

9:00 PM, Nov 16, 2012   |    comments
  • Family of Staff Sergeant Stai, who is deployed with 257th in Afghanistan
  • Rep-elect Nicholas Zerwas signing the Thank You.
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ELK RIVER, Minn. - The Elk River American Legion was home to what could end up being the world's largest thank you card on Friday night.

The card has been designed for the members Minnesota National Guards 257th Military Police Company, which is currently stationed in Afghanistan.

The card is 16-feet high and 48-feet long. The goal is to collect 257,000 signatures.

The public was invited to sign the card from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday.

"We are working with the National Guard and have solicited the Guinness 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."

The card was also signed by fans at Sunday's Minnesota Vikings game at the Metrodome on Veteran's Day.

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