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Veterans Day

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Dear Neighbors,

On November 11, we will observe Veterans Day recognizing the sacrifices of our military personnel. For generations, mostly young adults left their homes and families to live in dangerous situations, uncertain of their future. Yet they went – and continue to go. Not for the glory, but for the desire to serve and protect the United States. Many of us have family members who served and their bravery resonates with all generations who follow.

Tomorrow provides an opportunity to attend one or more of the many Veterans Day events happening throughout Minnesota. Check with your local community to find a ceremony near you. For more on the official Minnesota Veterans Day observance, click on this link:

Veterans Day 2015 Event List

As we honor those who served, it is important to remember that the battles don’t end when they receive their discharge papers. Many veterans struggle to reintegrate into their former lives after their deployment ends. There are resources to help:

Minnesota National Guard – Beyond the Yellow Ribbon

Minnesota Assistance Council For Veterans

Homeless Veteran Prevention and Assistance

Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs

Our veterans have earned our respect. Let’s honor them not only on Veterans Day, but every day of the year.

 

Sincerely,

Lyndon Carlson

State Representative

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