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 […]
Focus On Veterans
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.