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Beyond the Yellow Ribbon

An e-mail from City Manager Jim Antonen sent earlier this week to local leaders and organizations invited one and a meeting on June 21 to organize the Beyond the Yellow Ribbon program for Maplewood. It reads:

Greetings! Please excuse the mass email, but I wanted to be sure to invite you or a representative(s) to attend and participate in the organizational meeting of the Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Program. The intent of the meeting is for Maplewood to become a Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Community which provides support for military personnel and their families. The kick-off meeting is scheduled for Monday, June 21, 2010 at 7:00 pm in the City Council Chambers of the Maplewood City Hall. It is important that we have a large cross section of the community in attendance if we are going to achieve this initiative. LTC O’Reilly of the Minnesota National Guard will provide a training program and what is necessary for the community to become a mentor city. I have attached a short memo on the criteria to become a Yellow Ribbon City. Additional information may be obtained at www.btyr.org/Yellow+Ribbon+Communities. I am hopeful that you or your representative(s) can join with us in supporting our troops and their families. If I can be of any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me. Regards~ Jim

We hope that many civic grounds and local organizations will join us and bring their ideas on how Maplewood can become a more supportive community for our members of the Armed Services and their families.

If you or your organization would like to get involved, please contact Mr. Antonen or just show up at the meeting!


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