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Veterans Day at the South Dakota State Fair
At the request of the South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs, Gov. Kristi Noem has proclaimed Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, as Veterans Day at the South Dakota State Fair, calling on all South Dakotans to honor those men and women who fought bravely for our freedoms.


There is no Time Like Fair Time!
Whether you’re 5,15, 30, or 50 years of age, or older, the State Fair always promises a great time for all that attend.


Purple Heart Recognition Day
At the request of the South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs, Gov. Kristi Noem has proclaimed Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, as “Purple Heart Recognition Day,” calling on all South Dakotans to honor those men and women who are recipients of the Purple Heart Medal.


SDDVA Secretary Whitlock’s July Column – Disability Benefits Available to Vietnam Blue Water Navy Veterans Serving Offshore
With the passage of the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019, Blue Water Navy Veterans are now entitled to a presump¬tion of service connection for conditions related to Agent Orange exposure.


Post-Traumatic Stress Injury Awareness Day
At the request of the South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs, Governor Kristi Noem has proclaimed June 27, 2019, as “Post-Traumatic Stress Injury Awareness Day,” a day to reflect on the causes, symptoms and treatment of post- traumatic stress injuries.


New Laws Impacting Veterans
State legislation that will impact veterans and their families after July 1 include the following: