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ND Veterans Affairs News: State

Messiah Lutheran Church in Fargo will be hosting a 4th of July Event,  "Honoring Military Veterans" to thank you for your service in the Military. This is our way of showing our appreciation for protecting our freedom.  

The church is directly across the street from the VA Hospital which makes this an even more meaningful event.  Free parking will also be available at the VA's south parking lot.

Events and activities include:

VALLEY NEWS LIVE - Along with an exhibit, Bonanzaville is honoring veterans with a barbecue picnic prepared by veterans for veterans and a performance from the Red River Valley Veterans Concert Band. This event will go from 5:30pm to 7:00pm.  Read more...

A new online application is now available for North Dakota Veterans interested in serving on the Administrative Committee on Veterans Affairs. 

Disabled American Veterans Chapter 4 of Minot has begun a DAV grave marker project to honor disabled veterans.

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By Ryan Thayer

FARGO, N.D. (NewsDakota.com) – Fargo Air Museum presents Vietnam Memorial Week April 24 through April 30, 2021, in partnership with the Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA), Chapter 941.

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By Sasha Strong
Published: Apr. 19, 2021 at 6:39 PM CDT

BOTTINEAU, N.D. – A Bottineau woman is looking to collect the names of Purple Heart recipients from the state of North Dakota.

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Fargo, ND, USA / 740 The FAN
Don Haney
Apr 7, 2021 3:20 AM

Bismarck, N.D. (KFGO) – Douglas, “Doug” Burtell, the last North Dakota National Guard World War II soldier known to be residing in North Dakota died in Bowman on April 3rd, just weeks shy of his 97th birthday.


Veterans day parade planned for 3pm start at ND Veterans Home.

Veterans, military spouses and others in business who want to learn more about starting or growing a business are invited to attend the fourth annual Veterans in Business seminar offered by the Small Business Development Center at Missouri University of Science and Technology.  Read more...

Recovery Reinvented Online Event

Oct. 28, 2020

Free and Open to Everyone

The fourth annual Recovery Reinvented is right around the corner! Governor Doug Burgum and First Lady Kathryn invite you and your connections to participate in this special day-long online event on Oct. 28, 2020, at RecoveryReinvented.com.

BISMARCK, N.D. (KFYR) - A U.S. Army identification tag belonging to a North Dakota soldier who lost the tag when he was wounded in the Vietnam War was returned to the soldier’s widow Wednesday.  Read more...

Associated Press | SEPTEMBER 19, 2020 — 9:30AM

MANDAN, N.D. — The remains of Navy sailor who was killed during Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor have been buried at a military cemetery in his hometown of Mandan.  Read more...

ND Governor Doug Burgum signs proclamation establishing September 10, 2020 as Veteran and Military Suicide Prevention Awareness Day.

As part of President Trump's Executive Order 13861 calling for the development of a comprehensive plan to empower veterans and end suicide through coordinated suicide prevention efforts which is known as PREVENTS. 

See Proclamation


ND Department of Veterans Affairs (NDDVA) Announces the “Commissioners Challenge” on Suicide Prevention as part of National Suicide Prevention Month in September

Fargo, N.D. (September 2020) – The North Dakota Commissioner of Veterans Affairs is challenging all North Dakota Citizens to accept the Challenge of completing the S.A.V.E. training to help prevent Veteran suicides.