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Zimmerman Named NASDVA Midwest District Vice President
Larry Zimmerman, secretary of the South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs has been named the Midwest District Vice President of the National Association of State Directors of Veterans Affairs (NASDVA). Officers and committee members for 2018-2019 were elected during their conference in Boston August 12-15.

Seasons Change, but Commitment to Serve Does Not
We are getting close to turning the pages from summer to fall. Pools will be closing and school doors will be opening. We will be putting away the boats, jet skis, bikes, and lawn mowers and we will be getting out the rakes and servicing the snow blowers.

Purple Heart Recognition Day
At the request of the South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs, Gov. Dennis Daugaard has proclaimed Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, as “Purple Heart Recognition Day,” calling on all South Dakotans to honor those men and women who are recipients of the Purple Heart Medal.

Old Cronies Support Veterans at State Veterans Home
Veterans at the Michael J. Fitzmaurice State Veterans Home (MJFSVH) received a boost to their activities fund from the Old Cronies Motor Cycle Club.

Find the key, unlock the message.
Documenting veteran’s stories is a way to archive our history, but it is also a great way to develop an appreciation for their experiences. It shows how far we’ve come and how far we have yet to go.

Post-Traumatic Stress Injury Awareness Day
At the request of the South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs, Gov. Dennis Daugaard has proclaimed June 27, 2018, as “Post-Traumatic Stress Injury Awareness Day,” a day to reflect on the causes, symptoms and treatment of post-traumatic stress injuries.

Congratulations Graduates
Dr. Seuss once said, “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” That was my exact sentiment this weekend while attending my grandson’s graduation from Sioux Falls Roosevelt High School. I have been fortunate to be there the day he was born at EAFB, the day he was baptized at McChord Air Force Base, and hundreds of other great milestones in his life.

Korean War Veterans’ Advocate Hannah Kim to Visit South Dakota Korean War Memorial in Pierre on May 29
On Tuesday, May 29, at 10 a.m. CDT, Hannah Y. Kim will visit South Dakota’s Korean War Memorial at Capitol Lake in Pierre and present a commemorative wreath.