The State of Minnesota will formally proclaim McLeod County as a ‘Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Community’ today (Friday, August 15).
McLeod County Veterans Services Director Jim Lauer says the brief 20-30 minute event will be held at 12:30pm today (Community Day) at the McLeod County Fair Grounds in Hutchinson in the large Corporate Tent next to the historic Pavilion at the center of the Fair Grounds.
The State of Minnesota will be represented by Mark Ritchie, the Secretary of State, and Colonel Robert Intress, the Deputy J-1 for Personnel for the MN National Guard.
McLeod County will be represented by the County Commissioners and our BTYR Steering Committee and all veteran organizations, stakeholders and anyone desiring to support the service men & women, veterans and the military families of McLeod County are invited to attend.
The ceremony will also be broadcast live on 1260 KDUZ AM Radio.