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Citizens panel for Guard discusses future events

Beyond the Yellow Ribbon to visit in October

AASF, St Paul

NEW ULM - Several future and past events were discussed Thursday by the Minnesota National Guard Citizens Committee at the Minnesota National Guard Armory

A display of equipment - museum artifacts, Howitzer cannon and Black Hawk helicopter -is planned to be displayed from 1-4 pm, Saturday, Sept 19 in Harman Park during the Hermann's Victory celebration

Last weekend, more than 60 locally-based Soldiers visited about 200 veterans at nursing homes

Veterans received US flags and certificates of appreciation for their service

Participants said the event benefitted everyone

"It was well worthwhile from a Soldier's perspective too," said 1st Battalion 125th Field Artillery Administrative Officer and HHB Commander Captain Michael S Graves

Graves said a delegation from Isanti County plans to present a Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Community Training event in New Ulm, Oct 5-7

The event is for community leaders and others interested in learning about ways to support Soldiers and their families

Target markets for the event are businesses, faith-based community organizations, elected officials, educators and youth organizations, medical service providers, public safety and law enforcement, social service providers and veterans organizations

After initial training, volunteers will be identified to create an action plan that will be submitted to the Minnesota National Guard and the governor

Future event discussed included a 5K (31-mile) run/walk including Minnesota National Guard units and the general public

Fritz Busch "ยข The Journal
August 21, 2009


Article source: The Journal (New Ulm)




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