Monday, November 12, 2012
Here are the sights and sounds from Monday's Veterans Day program at Bridgewater Elementary.
Here are the sights and sounds from Monday's Veterans Day program at Bridgewater Elementary. Follow Northfield Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our free newsletter
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Today we celebrate Veterans Day, a national holiday to pay tribute to our military personnel serving or who have served in armed conflicts.
Today we celebrate Veterans Day, a national holiday to pay tribute to our military personnel serving or who have served in armed conflicts. There are several Veterans Day deals out there that businesses are giving away to show their appreciation. Here are a few that veterans in the Northfield area can take advantage of: Applebee's—free meal, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012: Last year, Applebee’s served more than 1 million free meals to military veterans and active service members. Applebee’s is again offering a free meal to military veterans and active-duty service members on Veterans Day, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012. There will be seven entrées to choose from, beverage and gratuity not included. Military ID or proof of service required. Subway—free Six…
Saturday, November 10, 2012
As America readies to to honor our armed service veterans, we thought we'd look back at some of our coverage of the federal holiday.
With Veterans Day falling on a Sunday this year, the annual Bridgewater Elementary Veterans Day Program is scheduled for 9 a.m. Monday. The event is open to all veterans; there will be a brief social hour following with cards, coffee and cookies. As America readies to to honor our armed service veterans, we thought we'd look back at some of our coverage of the federal holiday. Here's a series we ran last year leading up to Veterans Day that looked at the membership challenges the Northfield VFW is facing. Follow Northfield Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our free newsletter
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Northfield Patch recaps the happenings of the past week.
COMMUNITY • VIDEO: Celebrating 100 Years of the St. Olaf Christmas Festival • Northfield Student Will Appear on Field at Vikings Game • Happy Birthday to Northfield Patch • Rice County Salvation Army Rings in the Holiday Season • Dakota County Vietnam Veterans: Lakeville's Bruce McRae, Airforce Reserve with Operation Babylift • Ready for a Winter Ornament Hunt, DJJD Style? • Northfield Gives to the Max—And Then Some • The Most Recent Northfield Deaths—Nov. 16, 2011 • Northfield Parents Talk: Does Your Child Hunt? • NHS DECA Club Partners with Northfield YMCA • New Children's Boutique Opens on Division Street • The Most Recent Northfield Births—Nov. 14, 2011 • Patch Poll: When Do You Turn on the Heat? • Arden Hills Bank Robbed; Suspect's …
Thursday, November 17, 2011
As part of the re-dedication of the Dakota County Historical Society's expanded Vietnam veteran exhibit scheduled for Nov. 17, Patch will feature three stories from the collection.
Bruce McRae, a 1970 graduate of the Air Force Academy, joined the 8th Airlift Squadron at McChord Air Force Base (AFB) in Washington after completing navigator and C-141 training at Air Force bases in California and Oklahoma. McRae was trained to operate a C-141 Starlifter, a large 4-engine aircraft designed to transport war material, equipment and personnel. Once in Vietnam, the cargo would be unloaded and the aircraft reloaded, often with damaged trucks and aircraft parts, and sometimes wounded or deceased personnel. In the spring of 1975, there was a growing concern for orphaned and abandoned Vietnamese children and Operation Babylift was launched on April 3, which allowed many of the children to be flown out and brought to the United …
Monday, November 7, 2011
A lack of young members limits the post's community engagement efforts.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Anna Schier
Monday, November 7, 2011
Editor's note: In recognition of Veterans Day, this is the first of three stories this week looking at the Northfield Veterans of Foreign Wars and the membership struggles facing Post 4393, its men's auxiliary and its ladies auxiliary. READ THE SECOND STORY: A Change for the Ages: Northfield VFW Ladies Auxiliary Challenged by Aging Members READ THE THIRD STORY: A Change for the Ages: Northfield VFW Men's Auxiliary Keeps Patriotism Alive Charlie Wells, an army veteran who served in Korea in 1952, has been a member of Northfield VFW Post 4393 since 1961. He has taken on the role of post commander four times during the past 50 years, but now the post he has served so loyally for decades is losing its momentum. “Our membership is dwindling,” …