Rep. Erik Paulsen, R-Minn., took a moment on the House floor to congratulate the Minnesota National Guard Honor Guard team for its victory in the honor guard competition in Fort Myer, Va., last month. The competition was first narrowed down by DVD submissions to eight four-person teams. Then teams were tested in skills and knowledge, such as funeral honors and uniform presentation. The Minnesota Guard team was finally able to unseat the two-year Oregon champions, which means Minnesota will automatically be able to return for next year’s competition.
Here is a 2007 Honor Guard competition video highlighting the type of skills on which teams are tested.