On Monday, Jan. 8, 30 members of the Minnesota Senate Capitol Invest­ment Committee (Bonding Committee) will be in Montevideo to listen to testimony on the proposed Montevideo Area Veterans Home. The committee will begin hearing testimony at 2:00 p.m. at American Legion Post #59 in Montevideo.

On Monday, Jan. 8, 30 members of the Minnesota Senate Capitol Invest­ment Committee (Bonding Committee) will be in Montevideo to listen to testimony on the proposed Montevideo Area Veterans Home. The committee will begin hearing testimony at 2:00 p.m. at American Legion Post #59 in Montevideo.

Legion Commander Marvin Garbe and the Veterans Home Committee are justifiably excited about this chance for veterans to speak directly to the bonding committee. Garbe said, “The Veterans Home Committee appreciates this opportunity to provide testimony locally. It saves spending a day going to St. Paul, and it makes it a bit easier for our faithful veterans who always came along to provide support in both body and mind.”

Garbe also stressed the importance of a large turnout for this meeting: “I want to take this opportunity to invite all veterans to attend this hearing. First to show support of the proposed Veterans Home, and second, to provide their testimony. In addition, the general public is invited to come and show their support as well!”

A lot of effort and hard work has gone into the process of bringing a veterans home to Montevideo, and Garbe is adamant on seeing the process through to a successful end. “On behalf of the Montevideo Veterans Home Committee, I want to express our sincere appreciation for all the support shown us these past years. Let’s turn out on Monday and get it done in 2018. Thank you!” said Garbe.

For more on this story and others pick up this week’s paper or subscribe today!