Minnesota Veteran - November

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Desk of the Commissioner - November

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As we celebrate Veterans Day this month, I am proud to proclaim that at the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA), every day is Veterans Day!

I hope you were able to attend one of the many Veterans Day events scheduled across the state. I had to honor to participate in several programs from Hastings to Fergus Falls and also the official State of Minnesota program held again this year at the Inver Grove Heights Veterans Memorial Community Center. All these programs were both solemn and celebratory, acknowledging the hardships and challenges of defending our country, and recognizing the thousands of Minnesotans who have raised their hand and committed themselves to serving our military.

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MDVA Sponsors Military Appreciation Gopher Football Game Nov. 9

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One of MDVA’s Strategic Goals is to increase awareness of and participation in our programs and services. As part of an overall awareness campaign, MDVA sponsored the Military and Veteran Appreciation Day Minnesota Gophers Football Game on Saturday, Nov. 9. MDVA hosted an information table outside the gates before the game, Veterans assisted with the flag raising and coin toss, and Commissioner Larry Herke participated in a half-time radio interview.

The goal is to ensure Minnesota Veterans are aware of MDVA services and programs, and know how to reach the department.

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Veterans Day 2019

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Hundreds gathered on Monday, Nov. 11 to celebrate Veterans Day at the Inver Heights Veterans Community Center. 

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Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation Presents Community Health Spirit Award to MDVA Leader

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Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation has presented Simone Hogan, LICSW, Senior Director of Healthcare at the MDVA, as the recipient of its 2019 Ann K. Johnson Community Health Spirit Award. The award was presented at the Delta Dental of Minnesota Symposium on November 12 when Hogan was recognized for her work supporting oral health for vulnerable older adults and Veterans in Minnesota.


Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, Dec. 7

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Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day will be held on Saturday, December 7, in the Veterans Hall Conference Room in the Veterans Service Building.

The program will begin at 10 a.m., followed by a reception from 11 to 11:30.

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