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Importance of Yellow Ribbon Networks

Minnesota has seen nearly 3,000 Service members return from deployment in the last month With this influx of Soldiers, Yellow Ribbon Networks are shifting gears in order to support military families as they reunite and reintegrate with their families

Dean Markuson the community initiative coordinator for the Hastings Yellow Ribbon Network points out the importance of the networks as Service members return


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“The community may need to take care of resiliency, risk reduction, suicide prevention, difficult relationships, mental health, substance abuse, unemployment, financial or legal issues,” said Dean “We must be cognizant of the programs available and how to utilize those resources

In order to help with these issues, the Hastings Yellow Ribbon network is hosting a forum for Service members and the community, scheduled to take place on June 14th, 2012, Flag Day at 5:30 pm, at the Nelson Lucking American Legion Post 47

“As a community, it is extremely important that the Beyond The Yellow Ribbon initiative be connected and engaged with community partners, continuing to lead by example and remain committed to our Service members, Veterans, and families well being,” said Dean

Yellow Ribbon Networks are an integral part of the deployment cycle

“It’s more than a labor of love, but an appreciation of community service and supporting the service and sacrifices of those who served and the community,” said Dean

Story by Army Staff Sgt Dajon Farrell




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