April is Month of the Military Child (MOMC) and was first celebrated in April 1986 under former Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger. The MOMC recognizes military children and youth for the sacrifices they make so their parents can serve our Nation.
Beyond the Yellow Ribbon is a comprehensive program that creates awareness for the purpose of connecting Servicemembers and their families with community support, training, services and resources.
We do this by:
1. Creating awareness through the Yellow Ribbon Community Campaign and synchronizing sustainable community support networks. 2. Connecting and coordinating organizations, agencies and companies to provide resources and support to Servicemembers and their families. 3. Delivering a series of formal Yellow Ribbon Training events to Servicemembers and their families before, during and after deployment. 4. Providing an opportunity for Minnesotans to support Servicemembers and their families.
Beyond the Yellow Ribbon is united to bring Servicemembers all the way home.