6/3/2019 4:13:00 PM Colonel speaks of D-Day at Ironwood's Military Tribute
Lance and Renee Garrick of Red Wing, standing in back and accompanied by a young family friend in front at left, present a $2,000 check to Bob Bardwell, founder of Ironwood Springs Christian Ranch, as part of the Military Tribute at Ironwood’s new Chuckwagon facility during the Ranch’s Memorial Bash on Saturday afternoon, May 25. Ironwood Springs Christian Ranch will use the money to help pay for its many Operation Welcome Home activities for America’s veterans, Bardwell said. The Garricks presented the check on behalf of Hiawatha Valley Family Beyond the Yellow Ribbon.
Col. Jim Parkinson spoke of D-Day at Ironwood Springs Christian Ranch's Memorial Bash on Saturday afternoon, May 25. Parkinson, chief of staff at Fort Snelling, told the audience gathered at Ironwood's recently constructed Chuckwagon facility that America will celebrate the 75th anniversary of D-Day this Thursday, June 6. Seventy-five years ago, on June 6, 1944, Allied troops landed along the heavily fortified French coastline to began their battle with the Nazis, Parkinson said... For more on this story pick up your copy of the June 4 Stewartville STAR.