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Veterans - Talk With Legislators, be the Speaker of the House and Voice your Opinion

Posted on August 20, 2014 at 9:55 AM
Tags: Events, Legislation

From the Minnesota House of Representatives Public Information Services

Fairgoers are invited to meet and greet legislators and weigh in on hot political topics during their visit to the House of Representatives booth at the state fair.

Take a “selfie,” a “twofie” or a formal portrait to post on social media as you grab the gavel and stand behind a replica of the House speaker’s desk. Complete with flags and the Abraham Lincoln portrait, the display gives you a feel for what it is like to stand in this position of power. Be sure to find out the fascinating history behind the portrait.

Vettes for Vets

Posted on August 18, 2014 at 2:40 PM
Tags: Minneapolis Veterans Home, Events, Minnesota Veterans Homes

Vettes for Vets visited the Minneapolis Veterans Homes Sunday, August 17.


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


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


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


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.

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