Beyond the Yellow Ribbon

GROVE CITY BECAME A BEYOND THE YELLOW RIBBON CITY IN JUNE 2013.

  • There are 95 Soldiers from the National Guard unit 848th Matility Augmentation that wilt be deployed on July 16, 2013. 10 Soldiers are from Meeker County.
  • To learn more about the Beyond the Yellow Ribbon listen to Tim Bergstrom News Maker on KLFD AM at 8:15 on July 12th and the 16th.
  • There is an official Deployment Ceremony on Sunday July 14th at the Litchfield Civic Arena. The public is welcome.
  • The public send off will be Thursday July 16th at 9:00 AM. The soldiers will board the 2 buses for Fort Bliss Texas. The parade will start at 10th street and go South on Hwy 12 [Sibley Ave.] and continue on to Hwy 12 East The Soldiers will be escorted all the way to the county line by the Litchlield Fire Dept, Litchfield Rescue Squad, Litchfield Police Dept and the Meeker County Sheriffs Dept.
  • The Community Members are asked to line the route and wave American flags as the Soldiers go by.
  • After Training at Fort Bliss Texas In the Fall they will be deployed to Afghanistan to Conduct route Clearance Missions. The Soldiers are expected to return back to Minnesota next Summer 2014.
  • Keep our Soldiers and their Families in your thoughts and prayers as freedom is not free there is always someone that pays the price for our freedom.

GOD BLESS AMERICA AND THE SOLDIERS WHO FIGHT FOR OUR FREEDOM.

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What is a Yellow Ribbon Community?

A Yellow Ribbon Community unites all areas within a community to create a comprehensive network that connects and coordinates agencies, organizations, resources and employers for the purpose of proactively supporting Service members and military families.

Why Become a Yellow Ribbon Community?

Since 9/11, thousands of Minnesotans have served the country. By developing a Yellow Ribbon Network, communities unite to honor and embrace those affected by military deployments. The outward showing of support enables successful transition all the way home. The community's effort transcends the military to any group in need and builds a stronger, more compassionate community.

How to Become a Yellow Ribbon Community?

Each community will develop a sustainable action plan demonstrating their commitment to Service members and military families. The community will identify and connect leaders in key areas across the community, leverage existing support activities, build awareness throughout the community and take action.

Nearly 200 cities, counties and businesses have been proclaimed Beyond the Yellow Ribbon, recognizing their support of Service members and their families.

 

 

 

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