The official proclamation ceremony was held at the McLeod County Fairgrounds in Hutchinson on Friday, August 15, 2014, declaring McLeod County a “Beyond the Yellow Ribbon” Community.
Featured speakers included Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie, Lt. Colonel Stephen Schemenauer, Battalion, Commander for the 1st Brigade Combat Team’s Special Troops Battalion, 34th Infantry Division (Red Bulls), and McLeod County Commissioner Sheldon Nies. Accepting the official proclamation were members of the BTYR Steering Committee (Becky and Dale Koktan).
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Here are some scenes from the event.