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ND Century Code - 28-32-01. Definitions.

The Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) administers the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) on behalf of the Secretary of Defense. The UOCAVA requires that the states and territories allow certain U.S. citizens, as defined below, to register and vote absentee in elections for Federal office. These groups include:

  • Members of the Uniformed Services (including Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Merchant Marine)
  • Commissioned Corps of the Public Health Service
  • Commissioned Corps of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • Eligible family members of the above
  • U.S. citizens employed by the Federal Government residing outside the U.S., and
  • All other private U.S. citizens residing outside the U.S.

The Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment Act (MOVE) modified UOCAVA and other statutes.

The general supervision and government of the veterans' home is vested in the administrative committee on veterans' affairs.

In order to ease the financial hardships and personal and family sacrifice sustained by members of the North Dakota national guard, and North Dakota residents of the reserve, and active duty component who were mobilized after December 5, 1992, in support of military operations around the world it is the intent of the legislative assembly that additional compensation be provided to those resident veterans of North Dakota and payment of that compensation is declared to be a public purpose. It is the further intent of the legislative
assembly to encourage those North Dakota resident veterans to continue their voluntary membership in the national guard, reserve component, and active military force.

ND Century Code 37-07.3-03. Trust fund use.

The principal, interest, and income from the national guard training area and facility development trust fund must be used by the adjutant general solely for training area acquisition and facility development; provided, that the principal, and any interest and income which the fund accrues from July 1, 1985, through June 30, 1989, must be used solely for the acquisition of land for national guard training purposes and the expenditure, in conjunction with federal matching funds, for the construction of a new national guard armory on or adjacent to the military reservation known as Fraine Barracks.

Searchable and indexed publication of ND Veterans Laws.

ND Century Code 16.1-07-16. Secretary of state to provide information regarding absentee voting for military and overseas voters.

The secretary of state is designated as the official responsible for providing information regarding absentee voting by military and overseas citizens eligible to vote in the state according to section 702 of the Help America Vote Act of 2002 [Pub. L. 107-252; 116 Stat. 1666; 42 U.S.C. 1973ff-1]. The secretary of state shall develop and provide uniform procedures for county auditors to follow when transmitting and receiving applications for absentee ballots to and from military and overseas voters.


37-01-42. Honorary high school diplomas - Veterans of world war II and Korean and Vietnam conflicts.

The purpose of the veterans' aid fund is to make loans to any veteran and to a surviving spouse of a veteran if the spouse has not remarried. A qualified applicant may be permitted to receive more than one loan providing the total amount of all loans does not exceed five thousand dollars. 

The veterans' postwar trust fund is a permanent trust fund of the state of North Dakota and consists of moneys transferred or credited to the fund under this chapter and other laws.

Operation Overlord:


African Americans at D-Day:


D-Day Memorial:


Women nurses at D-Day:


Frances Slanger, first nurse to die at Normandy:

http://www.army.mil/article/37256/Journalist_brings_to_life_story_of_Jew... http://jwa.org/thisweek/oct/21/1944/frances-y-slanger;


Army Medical Department, invasion related:





Merchant marines contributions at D-Day:


Stories from Those Who Survived the D-Day Invasion

Recorded for the Veterans History Project (Library of Congress):

To hear recordings, click on “Sound Recording;” to read transcript of the interview, click on “Transcript”
Oral history of Leroy Bowen, Jr., Coast Guard, Normandy & Omaha Beaches: http://lcweb2.loc.gov/diglib/vhp/story/loc.natlib.afc2001001.17142/
Oral history of Mortimer Caplin, Navy, Beach master for Normandy Invasion: http://lcweb2.loc.gov/diglib/vhp/story/loc.natlib.afc2001001.68515/
Oral history of Anastacio Juarez, Army, D-Day: http://lcweb2.loc.gov/diglib/vhp/story/loc.natlib.afc2001001.87552/

If you are eligible under the Military OneSource program, you can complete, save and file your 2013 Federal and up to three State returns online at no charge to you with the H&R Block Basic tool. You must start your return from the Military OneSource H&R Basic link to access this no cost offer.

Requires registration with Military One Source.

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