May 16, 2009
YELLOW RIBBON COMMUNITIES provide support to Veterans.
The Race toward becoming Minnesota's first Yellow Ribbon Region began a few weeks ago as a part of the 2nd Annual Old Glory Run. All three cities that make up the land of ROCORI pledged to pursue this designation over the next year. Rockville, Cold Spring and Richmond joined 6 other central Minnesota communities in publicly announcing their pursuit of the "Yellow Ribbon Communities" program. Mayors from all 9 cities joined together, as a part of the "Old Glory Run" closing ceremonies, to sign their letters of intent.
In this story you will hear from Larry Lahr, the city administrator of Cold Spring, and you will also hear from Sergeant 1st Class Melanie Nelson as they tell us about what the designation means. Nelson is the public affairs officer for a group called Beyond the Yellow Ribbon. This organization helps returning soldiers reintegrate back into society. Stay tuned to DigElog ROCORI for more coverage from the 2nd Annual Old Glory Run.
This story is brought to you by the State Bank of Cold Spring. We at the State Bank of Cold Spring are proud of our long tradition of service. Chartered in 1908, the bank has been an active member of the Cold Spring community for 100 years. We are a local, family owned, independent community bank with our roots right here in Cold Spring. The friendly Bank with the time and temp at the corner of Red River and Main.