veterans

By Eric Beuning, Correspondent Morrison County is known for many things, its rich history, its affection for the arts, outdoor recreation as well as agriculture and a deep relationship with the military and its veterans. It is no surprise that one veteran is using his passion for sustainable agriculture as a way to help veterans dealing […]

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One mother and father honor their only child who was killed in Afghanistan By Terry Lehrke, News Editor He was funny, had a sense of humor, loved joking around with people, helping people and was musically-inclined. Army National Guard Specialist George Cauley was just 24 years old when he was killed in Afghanistan in 2009 — […]

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With more than 400 additional interments at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery, Little Falls, in the last year, the challenge for WreathsForTheFallen.org to honor all of the country’s fallen veterans is greater than ever. For a number of years WreathsForTheFallen.org has endeavored to honor all the fallen veterans at the cemetery by placing a wreath on […]

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Mary of Lourdes School (MOL), in a cooperative effort with the American Legion, VFW, Disabled American Veterans (DAV) and the Army National Guard, invites the public to attend the 36th annual Mary of Lourdes Veterans Day program scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 1:30 p.m. at Mary of Lourdes Middle School, Little Falls. The program […]

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A Veterans Day program will be held Monday, Nov. 11, at Pierz Healy High School in the Memorial Athletic Center (MAC). The program begins at 9:30 a.m. and is open to all students K-12, area veterans or anyone from the community interested in attending. The speakers for the day include Tom Seelen and Cong. Rick […]

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Kinship is hosting a Veterans Day program Tuesday, Nov. 12, from 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. The event will be held at the Little Falls Alliance Church, 903 13th Ave. N.E., Little Falls. Veterans with different stories will share their experiences through words, pictures, artifacts, videos and more. Kinship Director Aaron Olson invites local veterans […]

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Discounts offered for those buying, selling or refinancing by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer Homes for Heroes is a community-minded company created to provide rebates and discounts for heroes who are buying or selling a home. The company’s mission is to provide “extraordinary savings to local heroes who provide extraordinary services” to the community every day. The […]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer The Little Falls Rotary Club has started to collect items to be dispersed to homeless and near-homeless veterans. The Club is asking for the community’s help. The Minnesota Action Council for Veterans (MACV) sponsors StandDowns across the state to help veterans. The events are held in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, Rochester, […]

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Common vision brings together two moms on a mission By Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@mcrecord.com Patrick McCaffrey gave his life for his country in June 2004, while deployed to Iraq. His mother, Nadia, founded the Patrick McCaffrey Foundation to honor her son by helping veterans find resources to meet their needs for reintegration. The Foundation works […]

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