A special Beyond The Yellow Ribbon proclamation ceremony is taking place in New Ulm Friday afternoon. Governor Dayton will be on hand to recognize the newest counties that have started Beyond The Yellow Ribbon Chapters: Jackson, Martin and Watonwan. Brown County has had a Beyond The Yellow Ribbon chapter for about 18 months now, and Brown County Veteran Service Officer Greg Peterson says that chapter has been leading the way for the establishment of others. Examples of ways that residents of the greater New Ulm Area have been supporting the troops include picnics, parades, deployment ceremonies and the recent “Adopt A Soldier” program. Friday’s ceremony begins at 3pm at the Martin Luther College Auditorium in New Ulm, and the public is welcome to attend. For more information on the Beyond The Yellow Ribbon program check out www.btyr.org.