- Welcome – Jeffrey Wosje, City of Plymouth Mayor
- Pledge of Allegiance – VFW Post 5903
- Invocation – Chaplain, Lieutenant Colonel Phillip A. (Buddy) Winn Jr. United States Army, 34th Red Bull ID & MN National Guard State Chaplain Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Foundation Pastor
- America the Beautiful – Sara Shiff Robbinsdale Armstrong High School Senior
- Remembering the Families – Jennifer B. Rodgers, Military Spouse & Plymouth Beyond the Yellow Ribbon President
- Honoring the Fallen & Keeping Remembrance Alive – Colonel Terry W. Branham (Ret.) United States Army, Vietnam ‘69-’70, Desert Storm, Drug War ‘91-’93 VFW Post 210 & Legion Post 44
- In Flanders Fields – Erin Anderson Wayzata High School Senior
- Benediction – Chaplain Winn
- Moment of Silence – Chaplain Winn
- Taps – VFW Post 5903 (Conclusion of Program)
UPDATE May 25 – If you missed the live event you can still catch it here – https://tinyurl.com/yakmqq5j
Hopefully it’ll be the next best thing to being there.
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.
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.
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
- 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
- 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
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 required. Attendees 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.
On September 21, 2019 The VFW is hosting a major event: Thank MN Troops block party and thousands are likely to attend the event. Navy Seals will demonstrate their parachuting skills and it will be a fun event. PBYR will have a booth and help promote the event with an ad in the Sun Sailor.
There was good traffic today at our table at the Home Depot. Gary’s Oreo cookies and soda were a big hit. We faced tough competition with the balloon lady, the MN Raptors Center’s bald eagle, owl and hawk and Every Third Saturday. The Home Depot folks were fantastic to work with.
We always enjoy partnering with the VFW and Home Depot! Although, the kids clearly liked the balloon lady; the Vets wanted to visit with the VFW guys at our table and we all celebrated with Oreos!
Gary Goldetsky, Psy.D, LP, President, Plymouth Beyond the Yellow Ribbon
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The Hamel VFW is hosting a Dinner & Dance Night on Saturday, August 3rd featuring the City Lights Band. Food from 5-8:00 pm with music from 7-10:30. $5.00 cover.
The Arcades are booked at the “V” through September of 2020! However, we’ve received many requests to sprinkle other bands into the rotation along with some Friday night dances. Come and enjoy Classic Rock” with City Lights this Saturday and look for some “Country-Rock” around the corner!
Valleyfair Military Days: A Tribute to Our Heroes
Knowing well the potential dangers in the work, an extraordinary brand of men and women step up to preserve our freedom, a cause greater than self. Valleyfair celebrates America’s best by offering what we do best: a full day of pure AWESOME with thrilling rides, super-fast water slides and ginormous waves, never-ending laughs and memories for a lifetime. During our Military Days, we honor our service members by providing free military tickets and exceptional military discounts.
On July 4-7, we will waive the regular admission fee for active military, retired military, National Guard, veterans with honorable or medical discharge and Reserve Officers’ Training Corps. What’s more, our special military offers extend beyond service members to their families as well. Up to six immediate family members of military personnel can purchase tickets for only $37 per person. Just bring a valid government-issued ID to receive these tokens of our military appreciation.
To take advantage of this discount, present a valid military ID at the front gate turnstiles. If purchasing additional tickets, stop by any Valleyfair ticket window.
Yolonda Von Itter
Family Assistance Specialist Contractor
Strategic Resources, Inc.
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An International Company
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MN National Guard Readiness Center
1536 Ben Franklin Dr
Arden Hills, MN 55112
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