The Fargo Elks Lodge 260 made the first donation toward the new Commemorative Memorial Coin Project. The Fargo Elks donation of $300 will jump start the efforts to raise funds to establish the new program.
North Dakota's 65th Legislative Assembly created and enacted through SB2183 an unfunded legislative mandate for the ND Department of Veterans Affairs (NDDVA) to "..create and confer a commemorative memorial coin upon a family member of a deceased North Dakota veteran during military funeral honors for ND veterans. The mandate allows NDDVA to accept and expend any gifts, grants, or donations received for the creation and conferment of commemorative memorial coins. Funding is needed to design and purchase the first four thousand commemorative memorial coins before program can be implemented. See wording of bill.
Donations can be mailed to:
CO: Memorial Coins
4201 38th Street SW #104
Fargo ND 58104
*Checks can be made out to North Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs or NDDVA. and place "Memorial Coins" in memo.
*Donations are NOT tax deductible.