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Our History

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1927:

  • Nucleus of the NDVA originates with Chapter 281 of the 1927 Legislative Assembly. 
  • April, Mr. Torger O. Kraabel appointed first Commissioner.

1937:

  • July, Mr. Kraabel resigns to accept a position with the National Rehabilitation Commission of the American Legion in Washington, D.C.
  • Mr. Romanus J. Downey appointed Commissioner

1943:

  • The Legislature establishes the Veterans' Aid Commission.  The Commission is authorized to grant emergency loans in an amount not to exceed $50.00 a month for a period not in excess of six months for a total of $300

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1992:

  • July, North Dakota Veterans Cemetery opens

1993:

  • Hardship Assistance Program established

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