Hamel Veterans Loan Shelf (AKA The Gerry Dykhoff Loan Shelf)
 Medical Equipment loan shelf at no cost for veterans
  • American Legion Post 394 - Contact Bill Roberts at 763-242-9105
  • VFW Post 5903 - Contact Jim Heimerl at 651-261-3111
Plymouth Beyond the Yellow Ribbon is part of the statewide Minnesota Beyond the Yellow Ribbon volunteer program to support military service members and their families before, during and after deployment. 

The City of Plymouth responded to the military’s call for assistance and developed Plymouth Beyond the Yellow Ribbon in 2010 with generous support from Plymouth City Council, Plymouth Police Chief Michael Goldstein, Plymouth Officer Randall Richardson and many others.

Plymouth is one of 27 cities in Minnesota to have earned Beyond the Yellow Ribbon designation. The Plymouth Beyond the Yellow Ribbon provides volunteers to help out service families with anything from fixing a broken pipe, planning a budget, helping with home organization or taking kids to ball games. While the program is community-based, it benefits from the support of the City of Plymouth and members of the Police Department. Plymouth Police Officer Randall Richardson, who served in the Marine Corps, spearheaded the Beyond the Yellow Ribbon effort in Plymouth. He worked with a group of community members for more than a year to meet the rigorous criteria for the BYR designation.



That the purpose of this Organization shall be fraternal, patriotic, historical, charitable, and educational: to preserve and strengthen comradeship among its members; to assist worthy comrades; to perpetuate the memory and history of our dead; and to assist their widows and orphans; to maintain true allegiance to the Government of the United States of America, and fidelity to its Constitution and laws; to foster true patriotism; to maintain and extend the institutions of American freedom, and to preserve and defend the United States from all her enemies.