Minnesota Veteran - May

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Desk of the Commissioner - May

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Remembering our Fallen Heroes

A somber and important date among active duty members of the Armed Services, Veterans and the families, friends and neighbors we have defended, is our country’s annual recognition of Memorial Day. While it has become a day to remember all loved ones who have passed, Memorial Day is primarily a day of remembrance for our members of the military who made the ultimate sacrifice in the name of our country’s freedom.


MDVA celebrates National Skilled Nursing Care Week/Minnesota Veterans Homes Week May 12 - 18

Veterans and their families count on MDVA to care for more than 700 Residents at five Minnesota Veterans Homes locations: Fergus Falls, Hastings, Luverne, Minneapolis and Silver Bay. Our 1,200+ staff members are dedicated to caring for our country’s heroes and their eligible spouses with skilled nursing care, domiciliary care, and adult day health care.
Every one of our employees makes a difference at the Minnesota Veterans Homes. They honor Minnesota Veterans for their service and sacrifice to our country by demonstrating care, compassion and respect every day.


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Memorial Day Events

In remembrance of the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military, the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs is accepting event submissions for our list of Memorial Day events taking place across the state. You can view our list of Memorial Day events or submit a Memorial Day event in your area using the links below.

Our list of Memorial Day events >>

Submit an event >>

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Legislative Updates

State and Federal Legislative updates are now available on MDVA’s Legislative Affairs webpage. On this page, you can also see the status of this session's Veteran-related legislation with our State Bill Tracker - updated throughout the week to provide you with the most up-to-date information. News updates and press releases from Minnesota Congressional Representatives are also available at our Congressional Corner. Sign up here to receive legislative updates via email.


Work at MDVA

The Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA) is looking for individuals across the state interested in joining a team that is committed to helping serve Minnesota Veterans and their families. Whether you are a Veteran, family member, or an individual who wants to show your support for our nation’s heroes, we are confident you will find a career path that is diverse, team-oriented and focused on making a real difference. A full listing of positions can be found at the Minnesota Careers website. Some of our current job openings:

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