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Hugo Yellow Ribbon Network

The City of Hugo Council was addressed on June 22, 2009, by retired Lt. Col. Barb O'Reilly to the process of becoming a Yellow Ribbon City. It took Hugo until January 2010, a mere six months, to establish and receive former Gov. Tim Pawlenty's proclamation announcing Hugo as Yellow Ribbon. Since that time, Hugo has developed a rather cohesive number of businesses, faith-based organizations, educators, law enforcement and fire department members, civic organizations and veterans groups to band together to support Servicemembers and their families.


As a Yellow Ribbon City, Hugo is supporting military families in Washington County through the creation of the Yellow Ribbon Network. They meet every fourth Wednesday at the Hugo American Legion at 8 p.m. From 5-8 p.m. on every fourth Wednesday at the Legion, Yellow Ribbon Volunteers serve up hamburgers and French Fries to raise funds to support military families.




Chuck Haas


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Last Updated on Friday, 01 February 2013 10:30