ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC)- Military families from southeastern Minnesota gathered Saturday to celebrate strength and togetherness at an annual luncheon.
This is the fourth year that the Beyond the Yellow Ribbon organization has held a Military Sisterhood Luncheon to honor the mothers, wives, daughters, sisters and grandmothers of military families.
Minnesota Senator Al Franken was in attendance as this year's keynote speaker, joining everyone in the room and those who could not attend as one of the many who take pride in celebrating not only the service men and women, but the families that they leave behind in order to serve.
"I never served myself, but I did a lot of USO tours and that's where I learned a lot about that," explains Sen. Franken, "and I learned about how tough it is on families and how re-integration back into civilian life is very much helped by family support."
Beyond the Yellow Ribbon of Southeast Minnesota offers services to all the families of those who serve in our country's branches of the military.
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