This article discusses the returning home of around 25,000 Minnesota National Guard, and makes a case that they have earned their work and education. The article aims to tell the audience that it is our responsibility to welcome the Red Bull division vets back to their previous jobs, or by giving them new openings because of the sacrifices to their civilian lives they have made by serving over seas. The article uses numbers such as 19 percent of the vets will return jobless in comparison to the 5 percent unemployment of Minnesota as a whole to convince the audience that it is an issue. The article stresses the importance of everyone at home contributing to getting the national guard member back to employment and that by giving them a leg up in individual employment decisions, we as Minnesotans will be giving them the "welcome home they deserve". The article uses patriotism and a point of making Minnesota a model state for the nation to almost guilt the audience. It is less of a persuasion and more of a "you should or else you are wrong." Definitely a policy claim as well as a value claim, that uses patriotism as its ethos based platform, along with pathos concerning the returning troops.