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Maple Grove scheduled for Yellow Ribbon Recognition

Minnesota National Guard FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 8

ST PAUL, Minn - The newest Yellow Ribbon City is scheduled to be proclaimed Wednesday at a Yellow Ribbon Proclamation Ceremony being held at the Maple Grove Town Green in Maple Grove, Minn

"The outward showing of support by the individuals in this community eases the burden for military families, assists the transition from warrior to citizen, supports veterans of any era and builds stronger and more compassionate communities," said Annette B Kuyper, Minnesota National Guard's Director of Military Outreach 

"Maple Grove has earned the designation of a Yellow Ribbon City," said Kuyper "They have completed the 16-step process that guides them through identifying and developing resources for service members, veterans and military families in all key areas of their community They are ready to be recognized in this Governor's recognition program" 

"At the proclamation ceremony, we'll hear about the fantastic things the Maple Grove Yellow Ribbon Network has been doing," said Kuyper "To celebrate Maple Grove's proclamation, 'Rocket Club' will be performing live at the ceremony"

The Yellow Ribbon Proclamation event is scheduled Wednesday, July 10 at the Maple Grove Town Green, 7991 Main St N, Maple Grove, Minn at 7 pm

For more information or to schedule an interview, contact Army Staff Sgt Patrick G Loch, Minnesota National Guard's Deployment Cycle Support Public Affairs Sergeant, at 651-282-4289 or patrickglochmil@mail.mil

For more information on Beyond the Yellow Ribbon, visit wwwBeyondTheYellowRibbonorg

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