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.
The Minnesotans’ Military Appreciation Fund
is partnering with the Hamel VFW and Plymouth Beyond The Yellow Ribbon to throw a “Thank MN Troops Block Party.” The date for this event is Saturday, September 21st. On that same day the City Of Medina is celebrating “Medina Day” (two blocks down the street). Hamel will be partying from one end of town to the other! I won’t cover things in the Block Party flyer. You can see/read for yourself. Instead I want to tell you why the Hamel VFW and PBYR whole heartedly support the MMAF.
The MMAF awards grants to Armed Forces personnel who have served since 9 /11. Now this is me (Jim) talking and not the MMAF so I may be a little off. I believe grants of $500.00 are given to each Minnesota Veteran with proof of a Honorable Discharge, $2000.00 to a Combat Wounded Veteran and $8000.00 to a Gold Star Family. The MMAF has awarded over 12 million dollars in grants thus far. Had something like this been available to the Vietnam Veterans when they came home it’s possible there wouldn’t have been such lifelong bitterness, scentless suicides and destroyed lives. That’s why every veteran I’ve talked to supports the MMAF and the 2019 Block Party.
So here’s what I’m asking of each of you to do. Almost everyone knows a younger Minnesota veteran who has served since 9/11. They may be a relative, someone at your VFW/ Legion Post or someone at work. Tell them about the MMAF and the “Thank MN Troops Block Party” on September 21st. Encourage them to attend and show up yourself to lend your support. We can’t undo the mistakes of the 60’s-70’s, but we can ensure they never occur again! Please forward this email to the veterans you know. They’ll know what do. Thank You!
Commander Hamel VFW
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.
On Aug 3, 2019, PBYR and the VFW shared a table at the Plymouth Home Depot for Military Appreciation Day. I totally agree with Dean’s following assessment:
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
The same information is available in the PDF format below that is easier to print and read.
HOMEFRONT NEWS August
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!
City Lights Band
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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The Hamel VFW is hosting a “Dinner & Dance Night” on Saturday, June 15th. Food from 5:00-8:00 with great music by The Arcades from 7:30-10:30. The “V” is kicking off the summer and we hope you’ll join us. Bring your dancing shoes!
If you need to see a larger image, please click on the PDF below.
2019 Pikedale Lodge.pdf
The Memorial Day Event went well even though we had to use plan B (indoors) due to the rain.
The Hamel VFW, the City of Plymouth and PBYR are very pleased with the cooperation from all partnering organizations to make this happen. It is great to see the cooperation displayed in such a quality program!
This year we will have community participation which includes the VFW, Armstrong High School, Wayzata High School, Plymouth Police Explorers, a Military Chaplain and an excellent and highly qualified speaker. Please try to attend.
Also, a reminder that (Plymouth) Hamel VFW, The City of Plymouth and PBYR will host a Memorial Day event at 11 AM on May 24th and an excellent speaker has been secured for the event. The scheduled time is approximately 40 minutes and I hope you will all be able to attend.
Plymouth, PBYR and Heinzen-Ditter VFW will have a Memorial Day Program at the Plymouth Veteran’s Memorial on May 24, 2019 at 11 AM.
More details to follow shortly.