Minnesota Veterans took to Minnesota’s Capitol Hill in St. Paul on Tuesday, March 12 in an effort to lobby for important issues presented on the 2013 Minnesota legislative agenda.
Veterans Day on the Hill is a yearly initiative sponsored by the Minnesota Commanders’ Task Force, the United Veterans Legislative Council and the Minnesota Association of County Veterans Service Officers. This unified event is an effort to bring all Veterans together and meet with their legislative representatives to ask for support on initiatives that impact Minnesota Veterans and their families.“You answered the call. Your nation’s need asked you for your services and asked you to risk your lives. In support of our country, freedoms and principles you answered the call. You were willing to take that enormous risk. For that, we are eternally in your debt and we owe you our eternal gratitude,” said Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton to a group of Veterans gathered in the Capitol Rotunda.