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SD Bridge to be Dedicated in Honor of U.S. Marine Corporal John W. Hutchison
The South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs will be hosting a State Bridge Dedication Ceremony next month to honor U.S. Marine Corporal John Hutchison.


SD Bridges to be Dedicated in Honor of U.S. Army SGT Richard Maynard and PFC Frederick Farlee
The South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs will be hosting a State Bridge Dedication Ceremony to honor U.S. Army Sergeant Richard Maynard and PFC Frederick Farlee.

SD Bridge to be Dedicated in Honor of U.S. Army PFC David R. Gatton
The South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs will be hosting a State Bridge Dedication Ceremony next month to honor U.S. Army Private First Class David R. Gatton.


SDDVA Secretary Whitlock’s June Column – They Made the Ultimate Sacrifice, Now South Dakota is Honoring Them
South Dakota’s Fallen Hero Bridge program dedicates state bridges to South Dakotans who were killed in action while serving their country or classified as missing in action.


Post-Traumatic Stress Injury Awareness Month
Governor Kristi Noem, in coordination with the South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs, is proclaiming the month of June as “Post-Traumatic Stress Injury Awareness Month,” a time to reflect on the causes, symptoms, and treatment of post-traumatic stress injuries.


Honoring our Heroes Legacy
Memorial Day was born of compassion and empathy for those who courageously gave their lives to safeguard us and our way of life.


South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs to Host Two Memorial Day Programs
The South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs will host two Memorial Day programs this year. Both events will be held on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30.


National Military Appreciation Month
Governor Kristi Noem, in coordination with the South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs, has proclaimed May as “National Military Appreciation Month,” a time for all to honor, remember, recognize, and appreciate those who have served in the past and those now serving, as well as their families.


Johnson Named Superintendent for Michael J. Fitzmaurice State Veterans Home
South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Greg Whitlock announced that Chuck Johnson will be serving as the new superintendent of the Michael J. Fitzmaurice State Veterans Home in Hot Springs.


South Dakota’s Commitment to our Veterans is Older than even our State.
The Dakota Territory was the first of all territories to provide such a resource for veterans. Nine days after South Dakota became a state, the cornerstone was placed in the original Dakota Soldiers’ Home building.