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Minnesota's Heroes

Posted on March 18, 2014 at 1:01 PM
Tags: General

Beth Kocian   
MDVA

MedalOfHonorTHUMBNAIL The first Medal of Honor, our nation’s highest military award for valor in action against an enemy force, was presented on March 25, 1863. The United States Congress designated March 25 of each year as the National Medal of Honor Day. Governor Mark Dayton also will proclaim March 25 as Medal of Honor Day in the State of Minnesota. 

Since the Civil War, brave men and women from the state of Minnesota have answered the call to defend and protect the freedoms we hold dear and several have gone beyond this call to duty, risking injury and loss of life. Medal of Honor recipients have distinguished themselves from others at the risk of their own life above and beyond the call of duty by courage and intrepidity. According to the Congressional Medal of Honor Society there have been 3,463 recipients of the Medal of Honor.

A plaque located in the Court of Honor at the Minnesota State Capitol Grounds serves as a permanent marker to honor the 56 Medal of Honor recipients associated with the State of Minnesota who have shown great bravery in defense of our country.



Support Our Troops Plates

Posted on September 23, 2013 at 3:30 PM
Tags: General

Taylor Stephens
MDVA


SOT License Plate PictureMembers of the U.S. Armed Forces volunteer to serve our country and protect the freedoms we hold dear.  They endure extreme hardships, leave their families and sometimes make the ultimate sacrifice.  If they’re willing to do all this, shouldn’t we be willing to show our support?



Minnesota Businessman Wins Prestigious Award for Charitable Work

Posted on July 01, 2013 at 8:00 AM
Tags: General

Taylor Stephens
MDVA

LeeAndersonMinnesota Veteran Lee R. Anderson Sr., owner and chairman of APi Group, Inc. was recently awarded by his alma mater, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point with their Distinguished Graduate Award. This is the highest honor a graduate can receive. Anderson received this award for his lifelong commitment to charitable causes especially his devotion to hiring and helping Veterans.

"The honor is the most significant that I have been given during my life. To be recognized by the institution that has become such a great part of my very being in almost beyond description. I am humbled by the award and recognition," said Anderson.



Minnesota County Veterans Service Officers

Posted on June 05, 2013 at 3:00 PM
Tags: Programs, General, Claims, Benefits

Have you tapped into your personal cornucopia of Veteran federal benefits? These are benefits that you’ve earned for your military service.

Your Minnesota County Veterans Service Officer (CVSO) is the first person you should contact to find out if you or your family is qualified for local, state and federal Veterans' benefits. CVSOs work with the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs and Veterans Service Organizations to make sure you get all the Veteran benefits you are eligible for.


"Hire Minnesota's Veterans" Campaign Wins Big

Posted on April 03, 2013 at 9:15 AM
Tags: General

Hire Minnesota Veterans BillboardThe Minnesota National Guard and the Interagency Working Group was recognized as the “Best of Show” by the Minnesota chapter of the Public Relations Society of America.   As judged by industry peers, “Hire Minnesota’s Veterans” has been officially designated at the most effective communication campaign of any entity in Minnesota in 2012, whether a government organization, national company, local business or public relations firm.


MDVA Gets Lean

Posted on March 22, 2013 at 11:24 AM
Tags: General

Lean Award Photo

How do you simplify an intricate procedure?

The answer is taking the method and making it leaner for everyday performance.



Rescue Dogs to Therapy Dogs

Posted on March 04, 2013 at 8:30 AM
Tags: General

Tony Tengwall and Fitz attend a check presentation for the Fitz Fund at the Frattallone ACE Hardware store in St. Paul, Minn. The Fitz Fund will be sent to K9s for Warriors.Rescue Dog Art and Ace Hardware recently raised more than $15,600 for the purchase of a service dog to help a Minnesota Veteran suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Lynn and Paul Sansale, owners of Rescue Dog Art, enlisted the help of Mike Frattallone, of Frattallone ACE Hardware stores, to sell 1,000 of their 2013 Rescued Heroes calendars in his Twin City stores. “I am just lucky to be the only retail site that all the calendars sold at,” said Frattallone. “Gail Rosenblum with the Star Tribune wrote the first story on this and that same day we had people lined up to buy the calendars.”



Vietnam Veterans of America State Council

Posted on March 01, 2013 at 11:30 AM
Tags: General

Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) was founding principle is “Never again will one generation of Veterans abandon another.” They not only support each other, but they support the newest generations of America’s war Veterans that came after them.



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