We will soon have another Twin Cities Honor Flight. Honor flights help World War II Veterans and now Korean War Veterans have a day in Washington D.C. at no cost. Help welcome them home when they arrive back in MN. This fall flight is expected to have 42 World War II Veterans and over 30 Korean War Veterans, come out and show your support!
WHEN: Saturday, September 30th, 2017. Arrive at Terminal 2 Baggage Area by 10PM. Flight typically arrives about 10:20-10:30PM.
WHERE: Terminal 2 (previously called the Humphrey Terminal) Minneapolis Airport, 7150 Humphrey Drive, Minneapolis, 55450
Meet in Baggage Area, No need to RSVP, just show up! Bring signs and lots of cheers!
Annette Brechon Kuyper
Director of Military Outreach
MN Department of Military Affairs
20 West 12th Street
St Paul, MN 55155-2004
In June 2017, PBYR assisted a Milwaukee family of a service member that is scheduled to come to Minnesota in July for specialized surgery. PBYR provided $200 of gas and food gift cards as the family will need to remain in Minnesota for extensive follow-up medical care after the specialty surgery. We wish the family well and hope the child recovers quickly!
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What: Home Depot Orange Honors scholarship Program
Who: Military Spouses
When: Essays taken from 7 June – 12 July 2017
How: To apply visit http://militaryspouse.com/orangehonors
Please see PDF for additional information
Home Depot Orange Honors 2017.PDF
What: Free St Paul Saints game for Military – presented by USAA
When: July 2, 2017 gates open 3:30 first pitch at 5:05
Where: CHS Field
Please see PDF below for more information.
CAPSH is now renamed to CAP-HC. They are expanding from suburban Hennepin County to include all Hennepin County residents.
For more information on the agency and our programs, or to download agency brochures please visit http://www.caphennepin.org or call 952-933-9639. To request copies of our program brochures, please contact email@example.com . For a complete list of locations, please visit http://www.caphennepin.org/contact-us/ . For additional information please see the PDF below.
Annual Operation Gown Giveaway
Credit – Lea Ferrante Photography
WHO: Active Duties, Veterans and Active First Responders
WHAT: Celebrate Our Heroes
WHEN: Kickoff July 5th, 2017
WHERE: Operation Wedding Gown giveaway events in salons across the country
WHY: In an effort to support our communities
HOW: For more information, locate a salons near you or register at http://www.bridesacrossamerica.com and bring proper identity.
POC: Donna Soda Phone 877-650-3309
BAA July 2017 Operation Gown Press Release.pdf
July 2017 OWG Flyer.pdf
The Hamel VFW is hosting another “Dinner & Dance Night” featuring the Del Counts on Saturday, June 17th. Food is served from 5-8 and the Del Counts are on stage from 7-10:30. This is a low-key event heading into the Hamel Rodeo. The menu is a chef’s choice and I’m good with that as long as it’s not liver (kidding…the food is always tasty). Wear old jeans, a t-shirt and boots if you’ve got them. Come to the “V” and party with some neat people who like to dance and have old-fashion fun. Remember, the VFW has a full ballroom.
If any of you have ever been to a military funeral in which taps was played; this brings out a new meaning of it.
Here is something Every American should know. We in the United States have all heard the haunting song, ‘Taps…’ It’s the song that gives us the lump in our throats and usually tears in our eyes. Continue reading