This video was produced for the Minnesota Office of Higher Education to share and spread information regarding the Minnesota Dream Act. As in how to apply and some things to expect on the application. Video produced by interns: Evan Gruenes, Laurel Schwartz, Alexandra Szajner, Linnea Moat with Governor Mark Dayton's Office.
Photo Credit: Minnesota National Guard.
Providing military funerals is one way we show our gratitude to those who, in times of war and peace, have faithfully defended our country. This year, Governor Mark Dayton and the legislature provided new funding for the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs’ funeral honor guard.
In recent years, funding for the honor guard has wavered. In 2011, the guard wasn’t funded and was only continued by shifting resources from other Veterans Affairs’ resources. Veterans regularly cite the funeral honor guard as one of the top benefits of military service making continued support for this program all the more essential.
Governor Dayton has declared July “Hire a Veteran Month” in Minnesota. The Beyond the Yellow Ribbon group is one of a number of resources veterans can turn to for employment help. Over 1,000 current and former military members and about 100 Minnesota businesses are expected to participate. This is part of an ongoing effort by the Governor to help Minnesota veterans find meaningful, good paying jobs. This segment originally aired on KIMT TV.