More than 600 soldiers assigned to the Minnesota Army National Guard’s 34th Red Bull Infantry Division are deploying next week for a year overseas. Our Minnesota troops, who are from 185 Minnesota cities, will be stationed in Kuwait and will be providing the command, control and training for U.S. military forces and partners in the region.
An expected group of 5,000 soldiers, families and friends will gather for a military departure ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 20th at the Roy Wilkins Auditorium in St. Paul. Following the military ceremony – as we have done twelve times since 2004 -- Serving Our Troops will host a meal in honor of these great Minnesotans – a proper send-off.
On behalf of Serving Our Troops, you are cordially invited to join us for this special event for our soldiers and families. Below are details:
* Private reception will include community and business leaders along with military leaders – hors d’oeuvres and host bar included.
* Special guests will be seated in a reserved section
* You are invited to bring a guest.
* There is no cost for the event – excellent food and beverages will be provided.