We would like to thank
Rose's Daughter's for their support in sponsoring the Spring Luncheon and Annual Meeting. In case you missed it or would like to view the Keynote Presentation again, click here to view the slides discussing
Senator Karin Housley will be presenting a 2018 Legislative Session Review with discussion to follow.
Karin Housley was elected to the Minnesota Senate in 2012 and was re-elected in 2016. She represents District 39, which includes the Forest Lake area and communities along the St. Croix River Valley, and serves as Assistant Majority Leader. In the state legislature, Karin has become known for her passionate advocacy for seniors, veterans, and families. She currently serves as chairwoman of the Senate Family Care and Aging Committee.
As senior workers, we all work with many veterans or the families of veterans. I know that many senior living communities recognize those that live with us that have served in one way or another. Make sure that we take time between our fun festivities that are planned to remember those who have fought and gave the ultimate sacrifice. Know that our veterans survived their time at war but may be sad as they remember friends and family and their fellow soldiers that did not return.
Remembering the reasons we celebrate Memorial Day does bring in a certain somber air-and that should be alright. Simply acknowledging that many in our community feel significant loss around this day of honor does wonders. For one, it reminds our veterans and family of fallen and living heroes that their sacrifices are remembered and appreciated.
Please remember to fly your flag at half-staff until noon and to take part in the National Moment of Silence at 3:00 p.m. in memory of those who gave their lives for our freedoms. Take a second look at the hero's who stand among us today... our own family, neighbors and friends. Teach the young about Memorial Day. Crank up the patriotic music and sing loud!