November 21, 2019

Marines arrive in Lakota Nov. 9th for Hunting with Heroes

MaxYield Cooperative is a proud supporter of the Hunting With Heroes annual event. More photos and stories from the event will be coming soon…

 

Marines arrived on Friday, Nov. 9, in Des Moines for the second annual Hunting with Heroes event in Lakota last weekend.

There to greet them at the airport, were members of the Iowa Patriot Riders. The group was also welcomed to the state by Governor Terry Branstad, Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds and Des Moines area veterans. In addition to the welcome, the Governor will join Marines from Des Moines in the tradition of celebrating the birthday of the United States Marine Corps at the airport.

Following the birthday celebration, the Marines traveled in style to Lakota for the weekend’s festivities.

Hunting took place on Saturday, Nov. 10, for the area veterans on non-hunted ground in Lakota.

The event concluded Sunday Evening with the Veteran’s Day Appreciation Banquet held at the Eagle Center in Lakota.

The banquet included a fully catered meal, a presentation by organizers, and the sharing of stories by the Marines in attendance. Local vocalist Morgan Kahler provided musical entertainment during the dining portion of the event in addition to singing the national anthem.

Pick up a copy of the Algona Upper Des Moines newspaper for full coverage on the Hunting with Heroes event.

(This article first appeared on the Algona Upper Des Moines newspaper website).

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