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On a cool May 2016 Madison, Minnesota day,  a very special gathering was taking place in the home of WWII veteran, Carlyle Larsen. He was meeting the brother of fellow 1943 Army Cadet, Andrew J. Leier from Kintyre, North Dakota,.

Valley City, ND- May 31, 2016 –The Barnes County Veteran Service Office in cooperation with North Dakota Department of Fish and Game would like to announce the 2016 Camp Grafton Disabled Veteran Hunt for Veterans who are 50% disabled or greater. The Disabled Veteran Hunt will take place on Monday, November 7th and Tuesday, November 8th  at Camp Grafton, ND.  Applications are due by July 29th and are available from any County Veteran Service Office.

The Minishoshe-Mandan Chpter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will host a FREE LUNCH for all Vietnam Era Veterans and their families at the Bismarck AMVETS Club. The event will be from 11:30AM to 1:00PM at AVMETS Post #9 2402 Railroad Avenue Bismarck, ND. Governor Jack Dalrymple and First Lady Betsy Dalrymple will be presenting the Vietnam Veterans with Commemorative Pins at 12:15PM. 


Flags Fly at Half-staff to Honor Those Who Lost Their Lives at Pearl Harbor


BISMARCK, ND – Gov. Jack Dalrymple today honored those who lost their lives serving this nation at Pearl Harbor with the following statement in observance of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.


At their September Conference in Florida the National Association of State Directors of Veterans Affairs (NASDVA) honored North Dakota Commissioner of Veterans Affairs Lonnie Wangen with their highest award the “Iron Mike”. Admiral Clyde W. Marsh (ret.) and Colonel John Scocos (ret.) presented the Iron Mike award to Commissioner Wangen during an awards banquet.

The Vietnam War remains one of the most controversial military conflicts in U.S. history. Many who fought for this country were mistreated when they got back home.

Now, those who died for their country are getting the recognition they deserve thanks to the hard work of some Bismarck High School students.

On Saturday, September 26th from 10:00 AM to 11:30 PM, a fundraiser for the WDAY Honor Flight will be held at Sunset Lanes Bowling Alley in Moorhead, MN.

Money raised goes toward the WDAY Honor Flight (http://wdayhonorflight.areavoices.com/). 

10 am-4 pm: Bowl 3 games for $10 ($5 goes directly to Honor Flight)

Most people have never heard of Purple Heart Day, which takes place annually on August 7th to commemorate the medals origins and the more than 1.7 million combat-wounded Purple Heart recipients.   

The Mott Gallery of History and Art, along with North Dakota National Guard 816th Engineering Co. will host a military salute at 9 a.m. Aug. 15 at the gallery in downtown Mott.

The program will include displays, a presentation of the flag, speakers and music, followed by a freewill offering lunch in the park.

Veterans are commended for their courage and service to their country, but all too often they are left by the wayside when they come back to civilian life.

According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), almost 50,000 veterans are homeless on any given night. 

Right here in Williston, there are people looking to make a difference. 

After identifying there was a homeless issue in Williston, Director of Operations for Bakken 411, Anetta Replogle, decided she had the means to help.


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