Special Event Planned Saturday In Estherville To Send Off Local Troops Being Deployed Overseas
(Estherville)-- A special event will be held Saturday in Estherville to send off some local National Guard troops being deployed. About 330 soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 194th Field Artillery 2nd Brigade Combat team will be departing for duty overseas. The brigade consists of several units, including those from Spencer and Estherville locally.
Lexie Ruter of the Estherville Chamber of Commerce says they're inviting the public to an event Saturday afternoon in Estherville to see the local troops off...
"So due to Covid some of the send offs are going to be a little bit different this year. So we're only going to be able to give a wave and show our support on Central Avenue. The bus is going to be going by between 17th Street and 1st Street in Estherville so we encourage everyone to come out to Central Avenue between those blocks, maybe bring a flag, come out and wave, cheer on our troops and show them our support and how much we appreciate them."
Ruter says those wishing to participate should show in that area of Central Avenue by 3:00 pm Saturday.