Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans (MACV) will be holding the 23rd annual Metro Area Veterans’ StandDown August 4 - 5 at the Boy Scout Base Camp at Fort Snelling. Free on-site assistance for homeless and underserved Veterans will include VA medical clinic, hot meals, clothing, VA benefit information, hygiene kits, legal assistance (including court, federal and state tax assistance), housing and employment assistance, mental health resources, DMV, haircuts, chaplaincy, public benefits information, and more.
A time capsule filled with artifacts preserved for future Veterans is scheduled to be buried at the Minneapolis Veterans Home Thursday, June 18 at 2 p.m. Residents, families and the Veterans community have been involved in selecting the items to be included in the time capsule. The items will be on display briefly before the burial.
Memorial Day is a time to honor the memory and service of all Veterans and military members who have given their lives in the service of this country. The Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls is hosting a Memorial Day program in honor of our fallen service-members. The program will begin with a concert by the Richfield Symphonic Band, followed by the parade of flags. The program will also have a special recognition for women in the military.
SAINT PAUL, Minn. –In remembrance and celebration of Memorial Day, the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs is collecting a list of events taking place across the state. If you have a Memorial Day event that you would like to have included on the Memorial Day 2015 event list, please submit to the link below. The list of events will continue to be added to the MDVA website.
Registration is now open for the 2015 Salute to Women Veterans event May 16 at Cragun’s Resort in Brainerd, Minn. Hosted by the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs, the theme will focus on “Celebrating Courage and Promoting Wellness” for all female Veterans.
In addition to networking, attendees will have direct, on-site access to information on state and federal benefits, vendors, resources and holistic health practitioners. Beyond the Yellow Ribbon will be at the event presenting on how they provide support for all Veterans in the state. Diverse event workshops will include Veteran employment, entrepreneurship, art therapy, meditation, mindfulness, Eco psychology, and VA health care options for women.
With 300 days remaining in 2015, the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs announces the launch of a statewide Registry focused on housing Veterans experiencing homelessness. MDVA, together with Governor Mark Dayton’s Cabinet-Level Interagency Council on Homelessness, set this goal as a part of the State's Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness in Minnesota by the end of 2015. If successful, Minnesota will be the first state to do so.
The Minnesota Commanders’ Task Force (CTF), together with the United Veterans Legislative Council (UVLC) and the Minnesota Association of County Veterans Service Officers (MACVSOs) will be holding a joint Veterans Day on the Hill event to announce their 2015 legislative agenda. Veterans Day on the Hill, which this year will be held at the Cedar Street Armory is open to the public and is a day when Veterans of all eras in Minnesota unite as one common voice to speak on behalf of the over 369000 Veterans in the state of Minnesota. Veterans from around the state are encouraged to participate and meet with the legislators, by appointment, at the conclusion of the event.
SAINT PAUL, Minn. –New Year, New Plates! On January 2nd Women Veterans will line up to purchase the newly designed Women Veterans’ License Plate. The plates bear the inscription “Woman Veteran” and follow criteria established by a working group of Women Veterans and Public Safety employees. These are the first Veterans plates in Minnesota that specifically refer to Women Veterans.
Past and current Veterans will be celebrated and honored at the official State of Minnesota Veterans Day Program Tuesday, Nov. 11 at 10 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial Community Center in Inver Grove Heights.
Call 1-888-LinkVet (546-5838) for all Veteran-related questions. The information on this website is available in alternative formats; contact MDVA’s Affirmative Action Office.