The four communities in the Southwest Twin Cities Beyond the Yellow Ribbon coalition are now able to be declared official Beyond the Yellow Ribbon cities.
Minnesota’s Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Action Plan Review Board has approved the southwest coalition’s action plan, which is required for formal approval.
A proclamation ceremony for the southwest coalition—which comprises Edina, Hopkins, Minnetonka and St. Louis Park—is being planned for Oct. 12 at Downtown Park in Hopkins (40 Ninth Ave. S., Hopkins). More details will be available soon.
The Beyond the Yellow Ribbon program is a campaign that creates awareness and builds support networks for members of the Minnesota National Guard and their families. Qualifying to be a Beyond the Yellow Ribbon group is not a quick action. It requires a 16-step process that takes a year to 18 months.