A Spaghetti and meat ball supper event was held October 23rd at the Bismarck AMVETS. With proceeds going toward the development and procurement of a new “Commemorative Memorial Coin” which will be conferred to a family member of a deceased ND veteran during military funeral honors. This project originated with Senator Sorvaag of Fargo ND. With his help SB 2183 passed the 65th Legislative Assembly. The ND Department of Veterans Affairs was directed to collect donations to design and produce at least 4,000 coins. This will be enough coins to provide a two-year supply for the presentation of one coin to a family member by a North Dakota Funeral Honors team.
With over $800 collected during this fund raiser the NDDVA’s is still in need of about $10,000 to get this program started. I invite you to be among the first to contribute to this new program. Time is important as we would like to ensure families of North Dakotas Veterans receive this token of our appreciation. If you would like to learn more or make a donation visit our website at http://www.nd.gov/veterans/support-veterans.
Contributions can be made to:
ND Department of Veterans Affairs
4201 38th Street SW #104
Fargo ND 58104