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Stolen Medal Returned to Family after Nearly Six Decades
January 28, 2014
The family of a Veteran killed in action during the Korean War will be presented with a Purple Heart Medal thought to be lost for decades. Commissioner Larry Shellito with the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs will present the medal to family members during a small ceremony Wednesday, Jan. 29 at 1 p.m.
Media Advisory: 72nd Anniversary of Pearl Harbor Remembered
December 03, 2013
Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013 marks the 72nd Anniversary of the Attack on Pearl Harbor. The 1941 Japanese raid on Pearl Harbor was a defining moment in U.S. history. The Pearl Harbor Survivors Association and Fort Snelling National Cemetery Memorial Rifle Squad will host a remembrance ceremony at 10 a.m. Dec. 7 in St. Paul to honor those who served, and remember those who gave their lives in the defense of Pearl Harbor.
Construction begins on Minnesota’s second State Veterans Cemetery
November 08, 2013
SAINT PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA) broke ground today on a new State Veterans Cemetery in southeastern Minnesota. The 169-acre site was donated by Fillmore County and the City of Preston, and is located just off Highway 52 in Preston, Minn. In October MDVA received official approval of the $10 million construction grant from the National Cemetery Administration for this project...

Upcoming Events

2014 Minnesota Month of the Military Child
March 31, 2014
Governor Dayton has proclaimed April 2014 to be the "Month of the Military Child." During the month of April, the State of Minnesota takes time to recognize the Month of the Military Child in order to emphasize the important role military children play while a parent or important adult is serving.
Hamline University Veterans Appreciation Week
April 21, 2014
The Hamline University Veterans Affairs Student Organization and Veterans Support Center in collaboration with the HU Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee invite you to celebrate Veterans in education at Hamline University during their 2014 Veterans Appreciation Week April 21-25.
MACV StandDown in Fergus Falls
April 24, 2014
On April 24th, the Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans will be having a StandDown event at the Fergus Falls Armory. Doors will be open from 9 am to 2 pm with a welcoming ceremony at 11:30 am. Services available include employment assistance, federal and state tax assistance, clothing, legal assistance, and more!