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Honoring Veterans on the 4th of July, 2021

Why I get my health care at VA: Army Veteran Scott

Vietnam Veterans Day is March 29th

Remembering Vietnam Veterans

March 29 marks Vietnam Veterans Day each year.

The North Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs website has links to conflicts, including Vietnam, where you can search by county with details and photos of Veterans from each conflict, where they served, branch of service, hometown and more.

https://www.nd.gov/veterans/

March 29th, 1975 was the day the last American Soldier left Vietnam.

Vietnam Veterans Day Honors and recognizes those who served in the War.

Those American who served our country in Vietnam did so with courage, honor and valor. More than 58,000 individuals, men and women, made the ultimate sacrifice in Vietnam and thousands other were wounded in combat.

The total casualty count for North Dakota’s Vietnam War heroes is 198.

There are Americans still missing and unaccounted for from the Vietnam conflict. Their families, friends and fellow veterans still endure uncertainty concerning those who were lost.

Please honor and thank all Vietnam veterans for all they have given in service to this country, and to remember the heroes from our great state who served and those who did not come back home.

Those names are listed on the Vietnam Veteran Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C., and those who are or were missing in action or prisoners of war. March 29, 1975 was the day the last American Soldier left Vietnam. North Dakota’ Governor Proclaims March 29 of each year as “Vietnam Veterans Day” in recognition of those brave North Dakotan’s who served in the Vietnam War.

WHEREAS, thousands of brave Americans served our country in this conflict with courage, honor and valor; and

WHEREAS, more than 58,000 individuals made the ultimate sacrifice in Vietnam and thousands more were wounded in combat; and

WHEREAS, many Americans are still missing and unaccounted for from the Vietnam conflict, and their families, friends and fellow veterans still endure uncertainty concerning their fate; and

WHEREAS, North Dakota citizens are encouraged to honor and thank our Vietnam veterans for all they have given in service to this country, and to remember the heroes from this great state whose names are listed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C., and those who are or were missing in action or prisoners of war.

March 29, 1975 was the day the last American Soldier left Vietnam. North Dakota’ Governor Proclaims March 29 of each year as “Vietnam Veterans Day” in recognition of those brave North Dakotan’s who served in the Vietnam War.

WHEREAS, thousands of brave Americans served our country in this conflict with courage, honor and valor; and

WHEREAS, more than 58,000 individuals made the ultimate sacrifice in Vietnam and thousands more were wounded in combat; and

WHEREAS, many Americans are still missing and unaccounted for from the Vietnam conflict, and their families, friends and fellow veterans still endure uncertainty concerning their fate; and

WHEREAS, North Dakota citizens are encouraged to honor and thank our Vietnam veterans for all they have given in service to this country, and to remember the heroes from this great state whose names are listed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C., and those who are or were missing in action or prisoners of war.

NOW, THEREFORE, as Governor of the State of North Dakota, I do hereby proclaim March 29 “VIETNAM VETERANS DAY” in the state of North Dakota.

Also noted: 198 North Dakotan’ made the ultimate sacrifice in Vietnam their information is on our website at https://www.nd.gov/veterans/heroes/conflicts/vietnam…

MIA: North Dakota had 15 of its sons which were listed as Missing in Action (MIA) of which 6 were recovered and 9 remain MIA. https://www.nd.gov/veterans/heroes/mia…

Effective Immediately -Temporary Hours

At this time, due to COVID-19

The Traill County Courthouse will be closed to the public, but will take calls/ emails Monday-Friday during regular business hours.

Mesothelioma and Veterans

My name is Samantha and I’m a member of the Public Outreach Department for The Mesothelioma Center.

Countless veterans are currently suffering from life-threatening illnesses that are a result of exposure to asbestos, a material that was commonly used in hundreds of military applications, products, and ships because of its resistance to fire. Veterans who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma even qualify for special benefits from the U.S Department of Veteran Affairs.

We recently published a Veteran’s Guide, feel free to take a look:

www.asbestos.com/veterans/

I believe this guide would be a valuable resource to share with your veteran readers. Would you consider adding it on your page to help spread awareness?

Thank you for your time,
Samantha

 

 

Samantha Litten: (855)-972-3498
Public Outreach Coordinator
The Mesothelioma Center
slitten@asbestos.com

Living With Loss

The Fargo VA Health Care System has a Living with Loss: Bereavement Support Group. Veterans, friends and family members, can attend. There is no cost to attend.

The Support Group is held every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month from 5:30PM to 7PM in Room 1C-86. This meeting room is easy to find at the Fargo VA. The address to the VA is, 2101 Elm Street North, Fargo, North Dakota. Use the Front Entrance on the North Side of the VA. The room is to the right once inside. Generally, there is a greeter at the front entrance to assist visitors and attendees find where they are going at the VA. Some of the Topics of Discussion will include: Defining grief, and sharing common reactions to loss, Looking at coping methods, and Honoring memories.  The Group is intended for anyone who is dealing with the death of a loved one. This is an opportunity for Veterans and their friends and family members to connect with, share and support one another as they process loss.

For More information, Contact Ann Adams-Hove: Advanced Care Planning Coordinator at 701-239-3700 extension 9-4166

 

Local Vietnam Veteran Honored after 50 years. Traill County, ND. WDAY News July 21, 2018

 

New Veteran Orientation Fargo VA Health Care System · Fargo, ND THU, SEP 6, 2018 3 PM

The Fargo VA Medical Center (2101 Elm Street N., Fargo) will host a New Veteran Orientation on Sept. 6, 2018, from 3 to 5 p.m.

The orientation is open to all Veterans interested in learning more about the Fargo VA Health Care System. Veterans are also encouraged to bring a guest to the orientation, such as a fellow Veteran or family member.

During the orientation, attendees will receive information regarding health benefits and the myriad of resources and care available within the Fargo VA Health Care System.

Meet at the main entrance before the orientation at 2 p.m. for an optional tour of the medical center.

Jacobson Studio Veterans Recognition Portraits for Veteran’s Day 2018

 

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Veteran Baby Shower May 7, 2018

Fargo VA Women’s Health, VA Voluntary Service, the American Red Cross, and partner sponsors will host the Fargo VA Health Care System’s first Veteran Baby Shower on May 7, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the American Red Cross (2602 12th St. N, Fargo ND)!

Any Veteran who is expecting an addition to their family is welcome to attend with their partner.  Attendees will receive a free lunch, gifts totaling over $50, and will be entered into a drawing for large-value door prizes. Door prizes include car seat & stroller combination, pack ‘n play, and more!

For more information and to RSVP, call VA Women’s Health at (701) 239-3700 extension 9-3893. The deadline to RSVP is April 23.