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South Dakota Veterans Bonus
The South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs administers a bonus program for those who were legal residents of the state for no less than six months prior to their active duty service and who meet other qualifications


Working Together, South Dakota May Gain a State Veterans Cemetery
The 2018 Legislative Session is one that will go down in history. Veterans Service Organizations, legislators, Sioux Falls community leaders, the South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs (SDDVA), and the Governor came together to secure passage of legislation to authorize SDDVA to establish and maintain a state veteran’s cemetery in Sioux Falls. A dignified final-resting place to honor veterans and eligible dependents which will express the State’s gratitude for their service to this country.


Governor Daugaard Proclaims Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day
At the request of the South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs, Gov. Dennis Daugaard has proclaimed Friday, March 30, 2018, as “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Recognition Day,” calling on all South Dakotans to recognize the courage, service and sacrifice of the men and women who served during the Vietnam War.


Veterans’ Stories Endure
Communities have played a major role in all our veterans’ lives. The individuals who form our communities are the ones who are there when our young men and women deploy, they are there to assist families when loved ones are serving, they are there when our heroes return from deployments, and they are there to help them adjust back into their civilian lives.


Taking care of our heroes, because they took care of us
It’s that time of the year when we are rushing off to the card shop, candy story and flower shops to find the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for our loved ones. It’s also my favorite time of the year to visit Mount Rushmore and pay tribute to four great heroes who are carved into the mountainside in the Black Hills.