Proctor Working to Become Yellow Ribbon Community

It's an effort to provide more support to service members and their families

The city of Proctor is making an effort to provide more support to service members and their families.

The city is working to become certified by the state of Minnesota as a Yellow Ribbon Community. The “Beyond the Yellow Ribbon” program was started in 2007 as a way to replicate services and support provided on an active–duty military base.

An open house was held tonight in Proctor to educate the community about how to help support the Yellow Ribbon initiative.

“What we’re going to be developing over the next year is our action plan going forward,” said Jennifer Peterson, co-chair for the Yellow Ribbon steering committee. “We will touch key areas like local businesses, education, social services, and uniting those resources to provide a streamlined process for veterans to seek support in our community.”

Proctor has a rich military heritage with the 148th Fighter Wing nearby, as well as many veterans and military families in the community.

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