BTYR Testimonials

What People Are Saying About McLeod County BTYR
Veteran Recognized at the 2021 Welcome Home Recognition Event:

“After returning from a 12-month deployment, I was shocked, and blessed, by the overwhelming generosity of so many McLeod County Sponsors. The gift cards and gifts have been so helpful. My family and I have enjoyed visiting stores and restaurants in the area that we haven’t before frequented. My kids and I daily use water bottles and coffee mugs that remind us of the support of others. My vehicle has benefitted from free maintenance checks and auto parts. I wish I could specifically thank everyone, but the list is too long. Thank you so much for your support of Veterans. After the long war, it’s awesome that support is only increasing and our sacrifices are not forgotten.”

~Female Veteran, Major from the Army National Guard, 14 years of service, 3 combat tours, a mother of three children

Veteran Recognized at the 2016 Welcome Home Recognition Event:

"Hello BTYR,
My Name is TSgt Luke Norstedt. I am with the 27th Aerial Port Squadron at the 934th Airlift Wing at Minneapolis-St Paul Air Reserve Station. I received a gift from the 'Beyond the Yellow Ribbon' program that included a gift of not only tickets to the fair, but also to see the demo derby! I'm truly humbled by the local organizations that pitched in to make all of the donations. My family and I are blown away by the amount of support that this community shows toward airmen, soldiers, and sailors that deploy. My family and I are grateful for everything and are very appreciative of great organizations that take care of us.

Thank you!

TSgt Luke Norstedt, USAF"

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