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Minnesota Veterans Career Fair 2014

Posted on July 14, 2014 at 1:33 PM
Author: Jacob Franklin - MDVA Tags: Employment, General, Events

Career Fair 2On Wednesday July 9, the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) hosted Minnesota’s 8th annual Veterans Career Fair at the Earle Brown Heritage Center in Brooklyn Center.  As the largest Veterans career fair in Minnesota, this event was made possible through a partnership with the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs and various corporate sponsors and service providers. 



Groundbreaking for Homeless Veteran Housing

Posted on July 11, 2014 at 12:59 PM
Tags: Benefits, Outreach, Families, Events

Homeless Veteran Housing CeremonyCommonBond Communities, the Midwest’s largest nonprofit provider of affordable housing, recently held a ceremonial groundbreaking event for new Fort Snelling development project. On May 29 the organization invited distinguished guests to celebrate the restoration and construction of a new affordable housing community for Veterans and their families experiencing homelessness. The development project will transform five historic structures into 58 new apartments on the Fort Snelling Upper Post.



70th Anniversary of D-Day

Posted on June 13, 2014 at 8:51 AM
Author: Jacob Franklin - MDVA Tags: General, Events

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June 6th marked the 70th anniversary of the Invasion of Normandy, commonly referred to as “D-Day.” On June 6th 1944, the Allied forces launched the largest seaborne invasion in history. Nearly 24,000 Allied troops stormed the coast of France shortly after midnight, risking their lives to begin the invasion of German-occupied Western Europe. The operation greatly contributed to an Allied victory in the war, and remains crucially important to our nations’ history.



Minnesota Celebrates Month of the Military Child

Posted on April 01, 2014 at 9:12 AM
Tags: Families, Events

MilitaryChildImageIn April Minnesotans come together to honor and recognize the children of those who serve, past and present. Military-connected youth throughout the state will be recognized for the sacrifices they make while a parent serves in the Armed Forces. 

"I'm proud of our tradition here in Minnesota, as well as the concept behind this program which recognizes the sacrifices and service of our military children. Let's come together to honor these children this month. I guarantee it will impact them more than you ever realize, for years to come," said Larry Shellito, Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs.



Stolen Medal Returned to Family after Nearly Six Decades

Posted on January 28, 2014 at 12:25 PM
Tags: Events

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The family of a Veteran killed in action during the Korean War was presented with a Purple Heart Medal thought to be lost for decades. Commissioner Larry Shellito with the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs presented the medal to family members during a small ceremony Wednesday, Jan. 29 at 1 p.m.



Pearl Harbor Remembered

Posted on December 09, 2013 at 11:09 AM
Tags: Events

WardGunOn December 7, 2013 the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs, the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association and the Fort Snelling Memorial Rifle Squad commemorated the 72nd Anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. The Veteran community gathered to honor and remember this war, those who fought, and those who made the ultimate sacrifice. As each year passes, we continue to remember those who lost their lives, and celebrate those who are still with us.



Veterans Day 2013 - A Day of Thanks

Posted on December 08, 2013 at 11:58 AM
Tags: Events

VetsDay3ResizeAt the 2013 State of Minnesota Veterans Day event, a crowd of over 400 Minnesotans gathered to honor all who have served.

This year, the event was kicked off with an early addition of the Minnesota Military Radio Show, with host Tom Lyons and a variety of special guests, including Commissioner Larry Shellito, Maj. Gen Rick Nash, and Minnesota Secretary of State, Mark Ritchie.



Women Veterans Luncheon 2013

Posted on November 04, 2013 at 9:00 AM
Tags: Events

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On Saturday, October 12, the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs and the Women Veterans of Minnesota hosted the Women Veterans Fall Luncheon at the Ft. Snelling Officers Club.  There were 64 women Veterans in attendance, representing each branch and all eras of service from World War II to the current conflicts.  Honored guests at this annual event included 12 WWII women Veterans.  One of the highlights from the luncheon was listening to the WWII Veterans share a short story about their service.



Why We Celebrate Veterans Day

Posted on November 04, 2013 at 8:00 AM
Tags: Events

Kari Anderson
MDVA

Many people recognize November 11 as a day to honor and support those who fought, and continue to fight to protect our freedom. While nearly everyone observes this holiday, very few people know exactly where Veterans Day originated from. Veterans Day, formerly known as Armistice Day, marked the end of World War I due to an “armistice” on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. President Wilson proclaimed November 11, 1919 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day. The holiday continued to be known and celebrated as this, until 1954 when the 83rd Congress amended the Act of 1938 by replacing the word “Armistice,” with the word “Veterans.” By doing so, they were able to expand the holiday to honor all Veterans of all wars, not just those of World War I. From that day forward November 11 has been recognized nationally as Veterans Day.



Desk of the Commissioner - October

Posted on October 03, 2013 at 8:30 AM
Tags: Commissioner, Events

Commissioner ShellitoIf you haven’t had the opportunity to listen to the Minnesota Military Radio show yet, I encourage you to do so!  Starting out by broadcasting on one station, Tom Lyons, show host and creator, has steadily built a statewide network of stations across Minnesota.  Tom brings in guests and ‘subject matter experts’ to talk about all things Veteran.  Recently Tom was at the County Veterans Service Officers statewide conference to tape the show.  And, as the entrepreneur that he is, he encourages those who don’t have the show aired in their area to contact local stations to see if they would like to do so.  There is no cost to air the show and, yes, they can insert local advertising to compensate for the ‘air time.’  Check with your CVSO or local station to determine interest and visit the show's website.  Also – be sure to listen to a special live recording of Minnesota Military Radio on Veterans Day live from the State ceremony in Inver Grove Heights on Twin Cities News/Talk AM 1130.



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