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BISMARCK, N.D. (Aug. 10, 2017) – Gov. Doug Burgum today directed all government agencies to fly the United States and North Dakota flags at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Sunday, Aug. 13, in observance of the burial of Navy Fireman 1st Class Lawrence Fecho.

The Vietnam War defined a generation. It changed the lives of people who fought in it and who fought against it, leaving an indelible mark on millions of people. How has the Vietnam War made an impact on your life?

August 4, 2017

Fulfilling Our Nation’s Promise

USS Oklahoma Sailor From World War II Accounted For

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that the remains of a U.S. serviceman from World War II have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors.

The North Central Veterans Annual Stand Down will be held October 26, 2017 10:00am – 3:00pm at the Armed Forces Reserve Center 3420 2nd St NE, Minot, ND (north of the Minot International Airport). All will enjoy Free: Veterans Benefits Counseling, Health Care and Legal Services, Hygiene Items, Food, Personal Care Services Clothing, Employment Assistance and Housing Assistance.

Please Bring DD214 or VA Card as Proof of Veteran Status, if possible

For More Info or to Volunteer Please Contact:

Kelli Weiand, Military Outreach Specialist

The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) has a new series of Patriotic Plates available for purchase for North Dakota citizens. The new plates are available to all North Dakota vehicle owners and can be purchased at any of the Motor Vehicle Branch Offices in the state or by filling out an application form available online through the NDDOT website.

Valley City, ND- JUNE 29, 2017 –The Barnes County Veteran Service Office in cooperation with North Dakota Department of Fish and Game would like to announce the 2017 Camp Grafton Disabled Veteran Hunt for Veterans who are 50% disabled or greater. The Disabled Veteran Hunt will take place on Monday, November 13th and Tuesday, November 14th  at Camp Grafton, ND. Applications are due by August 31st and are available from any County Veteran Service Office.

*PLEASE NOTE: This is a shotgun with slug only hunt, no rifles will be allowed this year.*

September 1st – 4th, 2017 Holbrook Farms, Detroit Lakes, MN A weekend of ADVENTURE and FUN at no cost to the veteran.

Veterans will have a beautiful lake home all to their selves! They will enjoy guided pheasant hunts, other shooting sports, time on the lake, bonfires, kayaking, water sports, great food and more!

Friday evening through Monday morning.

Applications at www.bradyoberglegacyfoundation.org

Spots are filling up – get your application in soon!

Meet Michael Brien, artist, entrepreneur, veteran—and proud graduate of the Veterans Entrepreneurship Program (VEP).

He’s one of a couple of dozen graduates of last year’s week-long VEP, a boot camp-like training event that ran more than eight intense, information-packed hours daily at the University of North Dakota Center for Innovation.

U.S. Bank will be hosting the 8th Annual Joes for GI's charity event Thursday, August 10th from 11am to 1pm. Joes for GI’s is the Signature Event for Operation Salute Our Service Members. It consists of a lunch including a Sloppy Joe, Chips, Cookie and Water for a $5.00 donation. This year for the first time, the event will be held at the Fargo Air Museum, located at 1609 19th Ave N, Fargo, ND 58102. The $5 donation includes lunch and admission to the Fargo Air Museum. All proceeds to benefit local military.

The Hazen ND American Legion post 189 made a donation toward the new Commemorative Memorial Coin Project. The American Legion post 189's donation of $100 will jump start the efforts to raise funds to establish the new program.

The Fargo Elks Lodge 260 made the first donation toward the new Commemorative Memorial Coin Project. The Fargo Elks donation of $300 will jump start the efforts to raise funds to establish the new program.

North Dakota's 65th Legislative Assembly created and enacted through SB2183 an unfunded legislative mandate for the ND Department of Veterans Affairs (NDDVA) to "..create and confer a commemorative memorial coin upon a family member of a deceased North Dakota veteran during military funeral honors for ND veterans.

The Fargo Elks Lodge 260 is teaming up with the North Dakota Vietnam Veterans to have a public forum for Vietnam Veterans and their families to discuss the effects of Agent Orange toxin on those exposed and their children. Open to the public and food will be provided. The Vietnam Veterans, their children and grand children are suffering from many health problems which includes cancer, learning disabilities, and autism, plus birth defects and physical disabilities that may be traced to the use of Agent Orange Dioxin.

Governor Burgum signs proclamation making March of 2017 Women Veterans Month in North Dakota.

See Proclamation

Governor Burgum proclams' March 29, 2017 as North Dakotas Vietnam Veterans Day.

See signed Proclamation:  2017 Governors Proclamation Vietnam Veterans Day

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