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SDDVA Secretary Whitlock’s January Column – Caregiver Support Program Expands
Caregivers play an important role in the health and well-being of veterans, and their undertakings are often a 24/7 job. We want caregivers for our heroes to know there are improved services and programs to assist them.


SDDVA Secretary Whitlock’s December Column – Peace on Earth
Together, let’s continue to work towards peace on earth. Our world has faced challenges of late, and there is not a better time to sit by the fireplace or the decorated tree and thank God for all we have and thank the men and women that have secured and protected our freedoms.

South Dakota Elks Association Donates Monies to Fund Flags at Medal of Honor Monuments
The South Dakota Elks Association has a long history of supporting veterans, military personnel, and their families. Thomas Adams, State President of the South Dakota Elks Association, presented the South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs with a check for $800 for the Medal of Honor Monument flag fund.


Honoring our Heroes
This Veterans Day, let us take time to honor the brave and selfless Americans who have served in the United States Armed Forces, and recognize their time, commitment, and sacrifices in order to protect the ideals and freedoms that we cherish. Defending our democracy is paramount. Our service members face a growing list of global challenges, making it that much more important that our nation supports those who have answered the call to serve.

SD Bridge to be Dedicated in Honor of SSG Jason W. Montefering and SGT Jeremiah Boehmer
The South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs will be hosting a State Bridge Dedication Ceremony to honor Combat Veterans SSG Jason W. Montefering and SGT Jeremiah J. Boehmer.