Beyond the Yellow Ribbon of Brown County
The Brown County Yellow Ribbon network consists of Cobden, Comfrey, Evan, Hanska, New Ulm, Sleepy Eye and Springfield and was officially proclaimed Sept. 22, 2010.
They have provided assistance to military families by aiding with disasters on the home front. They rolled up their sleeves to help the spouse of a deployed Soldier with her flooded basement. Thanks to a local car dealer, the Network was able to provide a vehicle to a deployed active duty Soldier to visit her young daughter during a leave. One of the network's steering committee members, who is a social services worker, offered free services to family members of deployed Soldiers.
During their first year, this Yellow Ribbon Network hosted several events including a family picnic for deploying National Guard Servicemembers, a breakfast, a Home Show, national night out events, a deployment parade and a presentation at a 9/11 ceremony.
They have offered support through the deployment cycle by spearheading an effort called "Sponsor a Soldier". They raised funds from local community members to provide transportation for 130 Soldiers from Fort McCoy, to their home and back, during a four-day pre-deployment pass.
The citizens of Brown County truly support their miltiary, not only in words, but in actions. They are "proudly serving those who serve".
|Last Updated on Friday, 01 February 2013 10:24|
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