On July 11, 2017, Virginia Kaczmarek, Chair of the Northfield Beyond the Yellow Ribbon network, presented the first annual Volunteer Award to Dana Graham. This traveling award, designated by BTYR steering committee members, is presented to an outstanding volunteer, donor, or supporting organization of the Northfield Beyond the Yellow Ribbon.
Northfield became an official Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Community on November 11, 2015. Northfield’s former Mayor, Dana Graham, was instrumental in start-up and support of becoming an official Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Community. Today, Dana’s leadership as a committee member and support of Northfield’s Veterans is recognized.
The BTYR network creates awareness for the purpose of connecting veterans and service members and their families with community support and resources.
The Northfield Beyond the Yellow Ribbon hosted a Memorial Day Picnic after the 9:00 am ceremony. It is estimated that 240 community members enjoyed pulled pork, hot dogs and ice cream sandwiches. The event was a great success in support of military personnel and veterans and their families. The location of the event was Northfield Area Veteran’s Memorial Park.
The Northfield Beyond the Yellow Ribbon cordially invites you to a Memorial Day Picnic, May 29th, 2017 after the 9am ceremony, Northfield Area Veteran’s Memorial Park (just off Hwy 3, downtown).
Come and celebrate veterans and active duty men, women and their families. Food and beverages provided. Picnic donations appreciated.