Month of the Military Child Art and Photo Contests

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Military OneSource Expanding its Non-Medical Video Counseling to Military Youth

Video counseling can be conducted individually or as a family depending on the age of the child. For a description of counseling and eligibility you can find more information in the article attached or on line here:

https://www.militaryonesource.mil/confidential-help/non-medical-counseling/military-onesource/non-medical-counseling-for-youth-now-available-by-video

non-medical-counseling-for-youth-now-available-by-video (002).pdf

Remember to tune in live Monday-Friday at 12:00 p.m. EST, if you can, all you have to do is follow the Military OneSource page on Facebook. If you don’t have time to watch the live event, it will be posted for your review immediately following the event. We want to hear from you, so post a comment on the video thread about how you may have helped a military youth dealing with stress around COVID -19 or any tips you have for other military families. Secondly, we are asking that you share the link to today’s video
with any military service members or family members you are friends with on Facebook so that they might benefit from the information. Here is a link to today’s video:

 

Military OneSource has a dedicated page to help keep you up to date on this
rapidly-evolving situation, www.militaryonesource.mil/coronavirus

You can call Military OneSource anytime at 800-342-9647 or you can chat live
with a consultant by logging on to -www.militaryonesource.mil

Question please let me know. Additionally, I will be holding another coffee talk session Friday 27 Mar @ 10am via zoom here is my link if you are interested. This morning’s coffee talk was great!

Caution-https://militaryonesource.zoom.us/j/3873396398 <
Caution-https://militaryonesource.zoom.us/j/3873396398 >

Or Telephone:

Dial: +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll) or +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll)

Meeting ID: 387 339 6398

Stay well!!

V/r

Michael J. Meier | Minnesota Military OneSource State Consultant
Contractor
michael.meier@militaryonesource.com

Hamel VFW New Years Eve Party!

The Hamel VFW is throwing a New Years Eve Party on Tuesday, December 31st. A sliced Beef Loin Dinner with all the fixins will be served from 5:00-8:00 pm.
The Arcades will be on stage playing their great “classic rock” from 7:00-11:00 pm. We’re going to do the “Ball Drop” at 11:00 pm and sync it with New York City. There’ll be party favors and other surprises for our guests. It’s our way of thanking you for supporting the Hamel VFW in 2019. There will be a $10.00 per person cover charge that night.

PBYR Receives Donation From J.H. Larson Company

In December , 2019 PBYR received a donation from  J.H. Larson Company employees to assist and serve Veterans and Service Members.  We greatly appreciate their support and partnering!

Gary Goldetsky, Psy.D, LP, President, Plymouth Beyond the Yellow Ribbon

 

J.H. Larson Company is a family owned, independent distributor of Electrical, Plumbing, HVAC and DataComm products with eight locations in Minnesota, Wisconsin and South Dakota. J.H. Larson remains dedicated to its employees, customers, and vendors and is positioned to move into the future as a family owned and operated business.

Hamel VFW Comedy Night – Friday the 13th

Peak Entertainment is putting on a Comedy Night at the Hamel VFW on Friday, December 13th. We thought you’d need a break from all the parties and holiday shopping. So here’s you chance to sit back, have a delicious inexpensive meal and then laugh till your sides hurt!

You’ll have your choice of Braised Beef Tips and Roasted Chicken prepared by a Private Chef. Call Tom Reschenberg at (612) 386-9129 for dinner reservations. $14.00 per person.

Want to attend the 2020 NHL All-Star Game?

 

Hurry and submit your application for this amazing opportunity to attend the 2020 NHL All-Star Game!

Applications close on Sunday, Dec 1 2019 @ 3:00pm CST.

We want to hear about your service to our country and the sacrifices that you and your family have given to fulfill your military obligations.

What: Nominate your Military Hero for a chance to send them on a once in a lifetime trip to St. Louis, MO to attend the 2020 Honda NHLR All-Star Game!

Where: St. Louis, MO

When: January 24- 26, 2020

Who: Four (4) winners: one (1) Service Member (or his/her immediate family member) plus one (1) minor child (age 5-17) of the winning Service Member or for which the winning Service Member is the legal guardian for each of the four (4) geographical regions in US and Canada set out in the Official Rules.

How: Complete and submit the online form to nominate a Military Service Member (or his/her immediate family member) who deserves this once in a lifetime experience with their child. https://unitedheroesleague.org/all-star-hero/

The United Heroes League (UHL) will provide each winner a prize package
consisting of:

  • Two (2) round trip airline tickets (economy class) for the Service
    Member (or his/her immediate family member) and their child.
  • Two (2) tickets to the 2020 NHL All-Star Skills
  • Two (2) tickets to the 2020 NHL All-Star Game
  • Hotel accommodations for two (2) in the St. Louis, MO area
  • Transportation to and from the airport, hotel, and 2020 NHL All-Star
    Game venue
  • NHLPA & UHL swag basket
  • Special once in a lifetime experiences of meeting and mingling with NHLPA members!

POC: Edwin Adricula United Heroes League
Office – (651)319-0737
Mobile – (651)325-6395

Veterans Day

Every year we spend Veterans day remembering and honoring service members who have fought in the armed forces. Most people don’t know the history behind the federal holiday and quite frankly often confuse it for Memorial Day. But they are completely different.

For starters, it was originally called Armistice Day. And the main difference between the two is that Memorial Day is to honor those Americans who gave their lives. Veterans day is to celebrate both living veterans and those who are no longer with us. The goal is to simply thank those who have fought in our country’s service for their sacrifices.

In November of 1918, the German and Allied powers met in France to sign a document that signaled the end of World War I. After four years of war on November 11th, in the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, the war was finally over. The following year United States President Woodrow Wilson made an effort to publicly honor the services for those who lost their lives on Armistice Day.

In 1938 it became an official holiday, set aside to celebrate veterans of World War I. Post world War II and Korean War, the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs urged that all veterans deserved to be celebrated, hence the transformation from “armistice day” to “Veterans Day”. In 1968 the Uniform Holiday Bill was signed, making sure that multiple legal holidays, including Washington’s birthday and Veterans Day observances, would take place on Mondays. This pushed Veterans Day to the fourth Monday of October.

Most Americans were not only unhappy about this but also continued to celebrate it only on November 11th. Finally, in October of 1971, a new bill was signed by President General Ford saying that Veteran’s day was returning to its original observation day.

Thank you for you service

The Heinzen-Ditter & American Legions Veterans Program was a Success!

On Nov. 9, 2019, Dean Sherman and I attended the VFW and American Legion Program.  As usual, the program was well attended with representation from all age groups.  The breakfast was tasty.  And the strength of character and service readily apparent at the VFW.
The Speaker, Major Derek J. Plymate, Ret. reviewed his extensive military history  and some of the  “why” for his service. He served in many dangerous combat zones with temperatures ranging up to 140 F.   On his “safe” days he supervised and moved explosives and munitions of all types. His presentation contained important reminders about service, sacrifice, loss as well as humor.
The many Scouts in attendance listened carefully to Major Plymate’s reflections on service  and his profound respect for other Veterans.  His simple reminder was to always express appreciation to Veterans when possible with “Thanks for your Service ” as this is appreciated.  Plymouth Beyond the Yellow Ribbon clearly agrees with his reminder and observation.
Kudos to Jim Heimerl, VFW Commander and his crew in making this program a success.
Gary Goldetsky, Psy.D, LP, President, Plymouth Beyond the Yellow Ribbon

Veterans breakfast set for Friday, Nov. 8 in Plymouth

Residents are invited to a breakfast honoring veterans and their service to this country. The Veterans Event is set for 9:30-11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 8 at the Plymouth Creek Center, 14800 34th Ave. N. Veterans are admitted at no charge and treated to a complimentary breakfast. Cost is $9 for all nonveterans. Registration is requiredAttendees may register in person at the Plymouth Creek Center or by calling 763-509-5280.

A representative from the nonprofit organization Honor Flight Twin Cities will offer information on a program that provides free flights to Washington, D.C., for veterans of World War II and the Korean War.

PBYR receives $10,000 donation from the Plymouth Lions 

Over the summer, the Plymouth Lions further supported PBYR with an additional  $10,000 donation. They value the PBYR mission and our efforts to date. PBYR is very thankful.  Every year the Plymouth Lions make efforts to improve and serve our community. PBYR greatly appreciates their longstanding Support and Trust with PBYR.  Please Hug a Plymouth Lion!
Gary Goldetsky, Psy.D, LP, President, Plymouth Beyond the Yellow Ribbon