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Yellow Ribbon Counties

What is a Yellow Ribbon County?
A Yellow Ribbon County unites key areas at the county level to create a comprehensive network that connects and coordinates agencies, resources and Yellow Ribbon communities to proactively support Servicemembers and their families.


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


How to become a Yellow Ribbon County?
In partnership with a county-level Yellow Ribbon Steering Committee, the county will develop a sustainable Action Plan demonstrating their long-term commitment to Servicemembers and military families. The county will identify and connect leaders across the county communities, leverage existing support activities, build awareness and take action at the county level to support service members and their families as well as connect local Yellow Ribbon Communities throughout the county.


For suggested key leadership areas, refer to the Yellow Ribbon Toolkit below.

YR_Summit_Aug_31_2011_Albert_LeaA core network of leaders/volunteers will be established. They will meet monthly and work on developing an action plan for their county. The action plan is submitted to Beyond the Yellow Ribbon for review. If approved, it is forwarded to the Governor for proclamation.


How to find your local Yellow Ribbon contact?

Below you will see a list of proclaimed Yellow Ribbon Counties. If your county is not listed, that doesn't mean work hasn't begun. Check the Yellow Ribbon City/County Contacts Sheet to see if a committee has been formed in your community.


Find out how to connect with a Yellow Ribbon Network in your area by contacting the Family Assistance Center nearest you.


Yellow Ribbon Toolkit:


Proclaimed Yellow Ribbon Counties


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


Yellow Ribbon Products:

While we can't endorse one specific vendor, we'd like to share with you some Minnesota companies that have produced Yellow Ribbon products in mass to help networks in our state-wide awareness campaign.


Car Magnets, Table Cloths, Pens and T-Shirts

  • Specialty Promotions - 651-653-9530
  • Spartan Promotional Group - 651-769-1313
  • Heritage Embroidery & Design - 651-430-9220


For more information on becoming a Yellow Ribbon County, contact Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Community Outreach Support.


Last Updated on Monday, 29 September 2014 10:03