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News from the Local Cook County Veteran's Service Officer

Aug 24, 2021 12:55PM ● By Editor
August 24, 2021

Commemorative Coin available to GWOT Veterans

In recognition of the 20th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks and subsequent Global War on Terrorism (GWOT), the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs has created a commemorative coin as an expression of appreciation to Minnesota Veterans who have served since that fateful day. These coins are a limited edition and available for a short time. Minnesota GWOT Veterans are invited to register for this free coin by visiting

100-Mile Ruck for Vets 

Paul Davis, Project Got Your Back will ruck 100-miles along the Luce Line Trail this September, carrying a Veteran Banner which will read “Veterans Have Each Other’s Back.” The purpose is to raise awareness for the Navigator Program with Project Got Your Back. The Navigator Program connects Veterans and military-connected clients with certified Veteran Navigators. These year-long relationships connect the Clients with the numerous benefits, resources, and contacts within the military ecosystem. To learn more check out their website and Facebook page!

Family Sports Day

The YMCA would like to invite our military heroes (active duty and veterans) to spend the day cheering for the Minnesota Twins baseball team. They will be playing the Kansas City Royals on September 10, 11 and 12. Choose from one of the three days or multiple days you would like to attend.

Friday, September 10 – Register 

Saturday, September 11 – Register

Sunday, September 12 – Register

Target Field
1 Twins Way
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403

What’s in it for you?

  • Get tickets that have been subsidized by the YMCA and provided to you at a discount of $10 each.

  • Spend time with family.

  • Be recognized and celebrated as veterans and active service military.

  • Watch the Minnesota Twins win.

  • Enjoy red, white and blue salute to freedom throughout the stadium.

Ticket prices: $10 each

Ticket purchasing deadline September 6, 2021. If you have questions about the event, please contact Bobby Royal, Sr. Director of Equity and Veteran Engagement at [email protected]

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