CELEBRATION OF LIFE PLANNED FOR CHAPTER WWII VETERAN, BOB BORMES, SR.

Robert (Bob) Henry Bormes, Sr., age 92, died November 22, 2019.   A member of MN DAV Chapter 39 for almost 75 years, Bob was a World War II Veteran who served in the US Navy in the Pacific Theater aboard the USS Ingersoll.  A loving husband, father, grandfather, great- grandfather and great- great-grandfather whose faith in his Lord and Savior was witnessed by all. Preceded in death by his loving wife of 63 years, Darlene (Liestman) Bormes; son, Robert Dale Bormes; daughter-in-law, Vicki (Smith) Bormes; parents, Richard & Bessie (Luther) Bormes; brother, Richard Bormes; and sister, Beverly Skaj. Survived by daughter-in-law, Shirley; daughter, Karen (David) Hansen; son, Gary (Ann); son, David (Carlene); son, Mark (Julie); daughter, Pamela (Michael) Theisen; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, other relatives and many friends. Visitation will be from 10:00-11:00 AM followed by Celebration of Life service at 11:00 AM on Thursday, December 12, 2019 at Pine Grove Bible Church, 4000 101st Avenue N, Brooklyn Park, MN 55443 (763) 493-4158.   In lieu of flowers, memorials to DAV Chapter 39, Coon Rapids VFW, 1919 Coon Rapids Blvd, Coon Rapids, MN 55433 or to Minnesota State Conference (Long Lake Bible Camp) Attn: Gaye Wood, 310 East 20th Street, Litchfield, MN 55355. Interment service at Fort Snelling on December 13, 2019 at 10:30 AM.

BLANKETS FOR VETS CONTINUES THROUGH HOLIDAY SEASON

Volunteers from MN DAV Chapter 39 continue to present Blankets for Veterans through Christmas.  The program is managed by Chapter member Lisa Miller who has coordinated presentations with assisted living facilities throughout MN DAV Chapter 39’s five-plus county area.
MN DAV Commander and Chapter 39 Adjutant Scott Berndt, along with Anoka DAV Commander Marty Kampa, present blankets to Epiphany Assisted Living veterans.

DAV AUXILIARY UNIT HOLIDAY CRAFTS AND BAKE SALE DEC. 12, ANOKA COUNTY COURTHOUSE

DAV Auxiliary Unit 39 returns to Anoka County Courthouse filling the lobby with Holiday Crafts and Baked Goods Thursday, Dec. 12, from 7:30am to 1:00pm. Proceeds from the sale, as well as other fund-raising events throughout the year support Veterans now residing in nursing homes. MN DAV Anoka Chapter 39 and DAVA Unit 39 members deliver holiday gifts making the Christmas season a little brighter for our Veterans. Visit the information table in the lobby to learn more about how MN DAV Anoka Chapter 39 supports our area Veterans and Veteran organizations.

NOVEMBER MEETING REMINDER

Reminder our next MN DAV Chapter 39 meeting is a 6:30 PM on Thursday, Nov. 17th at the VFW, 1919 Coon Rapids Blvd., Coon Rapids, MN 55433. Lots of volunteer opportunities at upcoming fundraising events will be reviewed as well as final plans for our holiday membership dinner.

WATCH THE MN VETERANS DAY CEREMONY

Watch the November 11, 2019 Minnesota State Veterans Day Program at https://townsquaretv.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=9&clip_id=13322&fbclid=IwAR0gKBp0CJHMLk2CYaoxInl8Nx0YGGCcXqcneuEF9GjBUa9l-M3fZ_CAlUA . The Official State of Minnesota Veterans Day Program is scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, November 11 at the Veterans Memorial Community Center in Inver Grove Heights. The Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs invites Veterans, families, elected officials and community members to celebrate and honor all Veterans who have served this country. A free community breakfast will be served from 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. prior to the start of the program at 10 a.m. To help Minnesotans commemorate Veterans Day in their communities, the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs has also compiled a list of Veterans Day Events happening around Minnesota. Speakers and Program Participants:
MN Governor Tim Walz
MN Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan
MN Dept. of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Larry Herke
Adj. Gen, of the MN National Guard Maj. Gen. Jon Jensen
Remarks from members of the MN Congressional Delegation Inver Grove Heights Mayor George Tourville
34th Infantry Division Red Bull Band
Chaplain Capt. Hickory Smith
Vocalist SPC Daniel Heck
Monday, November 11, 2019 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. – Free Community Breakfast
10 – 11 a.m. – Program
Veterans Memorial Community Center
8055 Barbara Avenue
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077