Today we are live for Memorial Day with special cohost Brig. Gen. Joe Kelly! Guests include: Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie, Charles Korlath of the Fort Snelling Memorial Rifle Squad, Doug Bley of the Minnesota Patriot Guard, Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Larry Shellito, Scott Lear of Burl Oaks Golf Club, Minnesota’s Adjutant General Maj. Gen. Rick Nash, Dutch Cragun of Cragun’s Resort, the president Yellow Ribbon Network of Washington County retired Chief Master Sgt. Steve Campos, Lt. Col. Brian Bobo of the 1st Brigade Combat Team of the 34th Red Bull Infantry Division and the Commander in Chief of the Minnesota National Guard, Governor Mark Dayton.
This week we talk with Dr. Melissa Polusny from the Minneapolis V.A. Heath Care System about the Readiness and Resilience in National Guard Soldiers (RINGS) Project and we take a look at Memorial Day events around the state you can attend, with a special look at the State Veterans Cemetery with Director David Swantek.
This week we talk with Maj. Paul Rickert from Minnesota’s 1st Brigade of the 34th Red Bull Infantry Division about the upcoming deployment of 2,400 Minnesotans and we take a look at Fischer House and their work to support our wounded veterans an their families.
This week we talk with Curt and Pam Karls, organizers for the Old Glory Run in Cold Springs, Minnesota and we take a look at the Korean War and the Mobilization of the 47th ID with retired Command Sergeant Major Robert Wensman and Joseph Kleinscmidt.
This week we talk with Spec. Tammy Gorka and her daughter Private 1st Class Paige Rasmussen a military mother and daughter and we take a look at Gold Star Mothers with the president of the Minnesota Gold Star Mothers chapter Barbara Farrell.