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September 14, 2017    > > > SPECIAL GUESTS



Congressional Medal of Honor recipients

James McCloughan and Ken Stumpf

took a Guided tour (Given by Scott Eggert - center) of
Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial while visiting Rochester.

 
September 1, 2017    > > > SFVM SHORT CUTS

SOLDIERS FIELD VETERANS MEMORIAL is located on the web at:

SoldiersFieldVeteransMemorial.org

but here is the secret... next time USE THE SHORT FORM: SFVM.org


Some other "quick links" for your convenience include:

To PURCHASE A PAVER go to: SFVM.org/paver

To SEARCH for a VETERAN'S NAME go to: SFVM.org/veterans

To GET DIRECTIONS TO THE MEMORIAL go to: SFVM.org/directions

To SEND US YOUR COMMENTS go to: SFVM.org/comments



THANK YOU FOR VISITING
ON LINE and IN PERSON!


June 24, 2017    > > > ROCHESTERFEST PARADE


The SFVM float at the Rochesterfest Parade.
Max Harrison: Marine, Justin Shellhart: Navy, Walt Franz: Army
Eric Kerska (Battalion Fire chief): Army & Mrs Eric Kerska.


visit Rochesterfest on-line: http://www.rochesterfest.com/
   
May 29, 2017    > > > MEMORIAL DAY grilling event hosted by 37th Street Hy-Vee


Your 37th Street Hy-Vee hosted a Memorial Day grilling event on Monday, May 29. Customers were invited to purchase hamburgers, hot dogs, bratwurst, soda or water and support the perpetual care fund of the Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial.

The event also showcased a flag display (US flag, POW-MIA flag as well as service branch flags), Bells for Eternity and volunteers representing the Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial committee.

Fifteen percent of all proceeds were donated to help ensure that Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial remains one of the finest in the country. At the end of the event, a grand total of $459.51 was presented to Terry Throndson, current board member and owner of the Bells for Eternity.

Our thanks to 37th Street Hy-Vee for hosting this event and to all who enjoyed the good food.
   
April - July 2017    > > > SHARE YOUR STORY


VETERANS - Share Your Story

The Post Bulletin is looking for stories from area veterans for the 2017 Veterans Day magazine.

If you would like to submit a story for review, send a 700 words or less typed page with photos to:
Shelley Pohlman at Shelleypohlman903@gmail.com
or
mail to:
2606 France Avenue, Red Wing, MN 55066.

Deadline is August 1, 2017

We will edit your story when necessary.

link to Post Bulletin

February 2017    > > > FINAL CALL to ORDER PAVERS


The Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial Committee has announced that this may be the last time you will be able to purchase a paver.

There are a limited number of pavers remaining so if you have considered honoring a Veteran in this way, NOW is the time to act.

image of sample pavers

(examples of current pavers on the Walk of Remembrance at the Memorial)


The 200 pavers that were ordered this past year, and the new orders we receive, will be installed after Memorial Day this year.

If you wish to honor a Veteran with a paver, you can order two ways:

1) Order Online... and please send payment (details below) within four days after you submit your order(s).

> ORDER PAVERS ON LINE <

2) Order by mail... please include: Name of Veteran, Branch of service served in and conflict when served or date entered service.

Please include a tax deductible check for $350.00 made out to
Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial and mail to:

Wayne Stillman
2314 Pinestar lane SE
Rochester, MN 55904

Only one name, one branch of service and one conflict on each paver.

We will accept a payment plan of 50.00 down and 25.00 per month but expect payment to be sent without billing as we are not set up for billing.

All proceed go to Veterans projects and care of the Memorial.
All committee member are volunteers.

Further information, contact Wayne Stillman at 507 289 8981


December 2016    > > > RED KETTLES & American Legion Post 92

American Legion Post 92
Honor Guard Members
Oakie Brumm and Steve Leqve

Angie Hillestad, Office Manager of the American Legion Post 92, and her two grand daughters
   
   
November 2016    > > > BEAUTIFUL FALL DAY

The Memorial - in formal Fall dress

Deb Throndson - adding
to the beauty of the season
   
   
November 11, 2016    > > > VETERANS' DAY BREAKFAST

The sixteenth annual Veterans' Day program was held Friday,
November 11, at the Rochester International Event Center
near the Rochester Airport.


Carol Stillman getting prepared
to meet volunteers

Honored Guests
enjoying breakfast

Gene Eiden and Les Fields
waiting to play

Harry Kerr
our Featured Speaker

Ian Hoot and Lee Swendson
102nd B Day

Lyle Duxbury (driver of cart)
with Harry Kerr

Our food servers
(one side)

Stage with Flags
 

VFW Honor Guard
 

Wayne Stillman, Rich Peterson MC
and Carla Nelson State Senator
   
   
November 2, 2016    > > > WW II HONOR FLIGHT BENCH DEDICATION


Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial late afternoon on November 2, 2016. The formal dedication of the WWII Honor Flight bench.
This bench is located along the sidewalk to the west of the Memorial.

Our thanks and sincere appreciation to the many Volunteers that made these memorable flights possible for our WW II Veterans.

   
   
October 23, 2016    > > > 2nd ANNUAL BREAKFAST FUNDRAISER

image Marine Corps Reserve TOYS FOR TOTS

Last year, Toys For Tots collected almost 24,000 toys and delivered them to 10,000 children in Southeast Minnesota.

With your help, we can do even better this year!

100% of proceeds donated to: SEMN Toys For Tots


Marine Corps Reserve
TOYS FOR TOTS

VFW Post #1215
16 - 6th Street S.W.
Rochester, MN

Sunday, October 23, 2016
8:00 am to 12:00 noon

$6 - OR - bring a toy and
eat for FREE

Everyone is Welcome

> VIEW FLYER <

HOSTED BY MINNESOTA POW/MIA RIDERS ASSOCIATION

 

image Minnesota POW/MIA Riders Associatioin

 

September 16, 2016    > > > NATIONAL POW/MIA RECOGNITION DAY
image Minnesota POW/MIA Riders Associatioin

The Minnesota POW/MIA Riders Association will be holding a Candlelight vigil at the Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial

300 7th St SW, Rochester, MN 55904

at 6pm On Friday September 16th 2016

in honor of POW/MIA Recognition Day.

Everyone is Welcome

The United States’ National POW/MIA Recognition Day is observed across the nation on the third Friday of September each year. Many Americans take the time to remember those who were prisoners of war (POW) and those who are missing in action (MIA), as well as their families.

The Minnesota POW/MIA Riders Association made a promise that
we will NEVER FORGET the over 83,000 still missing service members
until they all come home.

Please join us in remembering!

For questions please contact
Scott Eggert at 507-933-2414 or email at scottpeggert@gmail.com


May 30, 2016    > > > MEMORIAL DAY PROGRAM, Rochester MN


On Monday May 30, 2016, the Rochester Memorial Day Program will start with music from the Plummer Carillon at 9:15AM. At 9:45 AM, there will be a procession from the American Legion/Central Park along 1st Avenue to Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial.

After the procession, the Memorial Day Program at Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial will start at 10:30 AM.

At the conclusion of the Program, the veteran organizations will be honoring the dead whose remains are at sea at the Center Street Bridge at noon.

After the services at the Center Street Bridge, there will be services at the local cemeteries as listed below.

PLEASE NOTE THE TIMES HAVE CHANGED FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

The American Legion Post # 92 at the following locations:
Oakwood Cemetery 12:15 PM - Fisherman Inn 1:30 PM - Pleasant Prairie 2:30 PM - Oakwood #2 3:30 PM

The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post #1215:
Grandview 1:00 PM - Marion 1:45 PM - Fairview 2:30 PM - St. Bridget 3:30 PM

The Marine Corps League Thor Detachment #606 at the following locations:
Calvary 12:45 PM - Farm Hill 2:10 PM - Quarry Hill Park West 3:15 PM

Contact Information for Press Release on
Memorial Day Program 2016 Rochester, MN:
Joe P Brown Sr. President Rochester Veterans Memorial Association
Email: Brown49tex@charter.net
Phone Cell: (507) 990-1347

 


April 4, 2016    > > > HONOR A VETERAN
image of sample pavers

The Post-Bulletin, Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Soldiers Field Memorial Committee are all working to create a special commemorative print section for Veterans Day. The section will be published in the Post-Bulletin on November 3, 2016.

Photographs and stories will describe military events and personal stories from members of the Armed Forces.

STORIES: The Post-Bulletin is looking for stories from area veterans for the 2016 Veterans Day Magazine. If you would like to submit a story for review, send a 750 word or less typed page with photos to Sue Johnson at Suefj1@gmail.com or mail to 6423 Granite Dr NW Rochester MN 55901. Deadline is August 1, 2016. We reserve the right to edit your story for size & clarity. This year we are focusing on the remembrance of 9/11 but welcome your story from any era in the military

PHOTOGRAPHS: As part this special commemorative section, you are able to honor a veteran by sending their photo for publication in this magazine. This is a tremendous opportunity to educate and inform people, as well as pay tribute to the men and women who served in the Armed Forces, protecting our freedoms.

Cost is $20

> SEE FLYER FOR OPTIONS AND SUBMISSION FORM <

Deadline to send photographs and text is October 6, 2016.

> READ PRESS RELEASE <

For more information or to receive a submission form,
email veterans@postbulletin.com or call 507-285-7600.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF OUR VETERANS


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