Monday, May 02, 2016

Lakeville Yellow Ribbon logo 

Web link Honor a veteran: Purchase a personalized brick for the Wall of Honor

Web link Saturday, May 7: Women of the Military Luncheon

Web link Sunday, May 29: Veterans Trap & Skeet Shoot

pdficon Veterans Dinner slideshow 

Coming home from war is not easy. When combat veterans return to their communities, they face the challenges of putting their lives back together. Veterans are confronted with reconnecting with family and peers and reentering the workforce. Lakeville has more than 100 active duty service men and women representing all branches of the service, many of whom are currently deployed.

The Lakeville Yellow Ribbon campaign recognizes that the struggles of re-integrating to life back at home can be eased when veterans return to a community that honors and supports them.

The mission of the Lakeville Yellow Ribbon campaign is to help bring our veterans ALL THE WAY HOME by:

  • Recognizing and honoring our local veterans and their families.
  • Creating a city pathway to veteran and family support resources.
  • Building partnerships with and offer opportunities for those who want to assist veterans and their families.
  • Providing resources and awareness of veteran issues to the community.
  • Helping to strengthen and build support for local organizations and programs that honor veterans.

Web link KARE11 story on wounded Lakeville veteran Kyle Malin

Play button The Yellow Ribbon Community Campaign: Watch this YouTube video to learn more about Yellow Ribbon

Would you like to send a card to an injured soldier? Mail them to:

American Red Cross
Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Building #2, Room 3E05
6900 Georgia Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20307

The cards are screened by the Red Cross and then sent to wounded soldiers.