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Minnesota National Guard
Crookston striving to be a Yellow Ribbon City

Crookston — The Minnesota National Guard has pioneered a program which empowers community leaders to synchronize efforts and build an enduring network of support for all service members and families throughout the deployment cycle The Yellow Ribbon Community Campaign Program is a reminder that supporting service members cannot end when they return home from deployment and the yellow ribbons are untied

Crookston is taking the first steps toward becoming one of Minnesota’s Yellow Ribbon Cities and will conduct a meeting later this month Community members from all sections of the Crookston area including businesses, churches, K-12 educators, UMC educators, youth organizations, service organizations, medical service providers, public safety, law enforcement, social service providers, and veterans’ organizations are invited to attend the initial meeting on Monday, June 28 from noon to 1:30 pm in UMC's Sargeant Student Center

The meeting will include a welcome by Mayor David Genereux, a presentation by a Minnesota Army National Guard member who has been deployed

Breakout sessions that are important in the deployment cycle of service members and their families will be led by professionals who are a part of the BYR Team The breakout

sessions include:

    1 “How Schools and Communities Can Support Military Kids”

    2 “Citizen and Community Organizational Support”

    3 “Supporting Military Personnel and their Families in the Workplace”

    4 “Veterans Groups”

    5 “Providing Spiritual and Social Support for Military Members and Families”

    6 “Elected Officials, Public Safety and the Courts”

Organizers invite you to attend and show your support to all our servicemen and women and their families

If you have questions about the event, contact Police Chief Tim Motherway, chairman of the Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Campaign, at 281-3111

Register for this training event by e-mailing your name and contact information to Bill and Jamie Cassavant at billsgrillin@arvignet or calling 281-2047

By Staff reports
Crookston Daily Times
Posted Jun 08, 2010 @ 01:26 PM
Copyright 2010 Crookston Times Some rights reserved

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