Annual Northfield Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Picnic – May 27th
Memorial Day Ceremony at 9:00, picnic will immediately follow. There will be FREE food and drinks. Donations are greatly appreciated!
The Beyond The Yellow Ribbon Veterans Day Event will air on NTV on Monday, December 4, 2017 at 6:30 pm, and Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 7 pm. It will also run weekly through December on different days and times.
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.
Northfield is officially a Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Community (Proclamation November 11, 2015)
- Online donation: Where it says “Do you want your donation to be affiliated with a specific Campaign?”, select “Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Campaign”
- Send a check or money order to Beyond the Yellow Ribbon, c/o YMCA*, 1501 Honeylocust Drive, Northfield, MN 55057
*The Northfield Area Family YMCA is the fiduciary holder for the Northfield Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Network. All donations are restricted strictly for the Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Campaign.
Yes, we have Veterans Day in the fall, and Memorial Day in the spring. But our service men and women sacrifice their time and safety every single day of the year, to preserve our freedoms.
At many homes, there is an empty seat for one who is serving, or one who made the ultimate sacrifice for our Country. We honor our veterans every day. And we think there is no better time to express our appreciation, than during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. We hope you will join us at any of our 700+ participating locations, to show our veterans and their families – that we will not forget. We will never forget.
Honor our fallen veterans and let’s fill Fort Snelling with wreaths.