About Us

Who We Are

Our History

Nation of Patriots™ was formed in 2008 and achieved our exempt status in early 2009. We launched the very first Patriot Tour™ in 2009. Our humble start has led to a huge following across the country and we continue to work on this upward growth. Our focus has been and always will be this: to provide financial support to those who have served in our Armed Forces and their families. These individuals have volunteered their lives in the preservation, protection and future of The United States and all of its citizens. For this we are grateful.

Nation of Patriots™ is a 501(C)3 nonprofit organization. We work on a national level to promote the awareness of and financially support the physical, emotional, and economic misfortune that our wounded veterans and their families are living with today and everyday.

We work to unite Americans beneath the banner or Flag and behind the men and women serving in the Armed Forces. We raise money through our national network and distribute it directly to the families we strive to support. The families are selected for us mostly through the VA Hospital network.

We are a 100% volunteer nonprofit. We give 100% of all donations received directly to the veterans we strive to help. We work with VA facilities and many other veteran organizations to help us locate and select the veteran families based on specific criteria.

Meet the Team

Our board of directors is comprised of a handful of hard working, dedicated and patriotic folks. Each provides their time on a 100% volunteer basis while balancing the responsibilities and stress of everyday life with their commitment to the growth and success of the Nation of Patriots™. For their service to our nation we believe it is our civic duty to make sure that any veteran that needs help, damn sure gets it. We built this organization to be that catalyst between veterans in need and freedom-loving Americans.

Board of Directors

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Bill

Founder, Exec. Director

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Margo

Secretary

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Paul

Director, Operations

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Jake

Director, Finance

Honor Guard

The Wisconsin Honor Guard Team is comprised of several upstanding gentleman who are all either retired veterans of the United States Military or still serving in the Armed Forces. Each member recognizes the importance of the role they served in our nation’s military and they are fiercely committed to helping their fellow veterans, the wounded and their families.

They are lifetime members of the Nation of Patriots™ organization. Their collective experiences and pride for this country helps remind us of what we’re striving for while keeping us focused on our very important mission.

Each Honor Guard member has volunteered their time to help those wounded in the preservation of freedom and their dedication is unsurpassed.

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COMMANDER - RICK SCHMITTINGER

United States Army

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Ted Engelbart

United States Army

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Mark Zaremba

United States Marines

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Jack McClung

United States Navy

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Allen Schoessow

United States Marines

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Travis McCullough

2017 Lead Flag Bearer

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Michael Stroessner

REGIONAL COMMANDERS

The Regional Commanders are official members and representatives of the Nation of Patriots™ organization. Find your region and contact.

Regional Commanders