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Grand Rapids VFW Post 1720 finds new home after fire

GRAND RAPIDS — A year after a devastating fire that destroyed a VFW Post in Grand Rapids, Post members have a new home. Just months later, the Post opened its doors at a new location. “When those flags were raised outside of our new building for the first time, we all jumped for joy,” former VFW Post 1720 Commander Hugh […]

Minnesotans celebrate Month of the Military Child

In April, Minnesotans across the state celebrate the “Month of the Military Child.” It is estimated that more than 15,000 children in Minnesota have been affected by a parent’s deployment. In recognition of their sacrifice, we take the time to celebrate children of service members and veterans during this month. This celebration was created by former Secretary of Defense Caspar […]

Free monthly wellnessess activities to veterans across the region

UWNEMN announces new Veterans Wellness Passport program

IRON RANGE — Like all of United Way of Northeastern Minnesota (UWNEMN)’s direct service programs, its United for Veterans (UFV) program was started because community members approached UWNEMN staff to discuss a need in the community. “After a campaign meeting at one of the mines, a group of miners pulled us aside to say, ‘There are a lot of gaps […]

Serving aboard the USS Saratoga during WWII

Eveleth veteran Edward Bonach braves many battles

Pictured (l. to r.) are Edward, Anthony, and William Bonach, three brothers from Eveleth, who all served in the military during World War II. Submitted photos.EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the second story from the collection of stories compiled by members … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me   […]

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Wreaths Across America Radio hosts roundtable on healing

 Wreaths Across America Radio (WAAR) is proud to announce the first in a series of four roundtable discussions focused on veteran healing through sharing stories of resilience, purpose and success. This live discussion will take place on Thursda… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

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