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Pipestone County Becomes Minnesota's Newest Yellow Ribbon Network

Minnesota National Guard FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jan 27

ST PAUL, Minn - The newest Yellow Ribbon County will be proclaimed Tuesday at a Yellow Ribbon Proclamation Ceremony in Pipestone, Minn

"Yellow Ribbon Networks are extremely important and vital in connecting returning service members with employers and ensuring that our service members and their families realize that the leaders of the Minnesota National Guard and their community care for their well-being and are prepared to assist them," said Army Maj. Gen. Richard C Nash, Minnesota National Guard adjutant general

Governor Mark Dayton said, "The men and women of the Minnesota National Guard, other US forces, and their families, have earned our admiration and appreciation  They have also earned our continuing assistance  I thank Pipestone County for joining over 250 Yellow Ribbon cities, counties, and businesses, who have committed to support our Minnesota heroes, when they return home"

"Pipestone County has earned the designation of a Yellow Ribbon County," said Annette B Kuyper, Minnesota National Guard's Director of Military Outreach "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"

Members of the media and general public are invited to the Pipestone Yellow Ribbon Proclamation Ceremony at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, Jan 28 at the Pipestone County EMT Building, 8115th Street SE, Pipestone, Minn

For more information on Beyond the Yellow Ribbon, visit wwwBeyondTheYellowRibbonorg     

For more information on the Minnesota National Guard, visit www.MinnesotaNationalGuard.org    

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Minnesota National Guard Public Affairs at mnngweb@mailmi or call 651-282-4410

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