Minneapolis Veterans Home needs Volunteers!

Our home was established near Minnehaha Falls not long after the Civil War as place for veterans to live after serving their country. We are now a 341 bed skilled nursing care facility and our Residents are Minnesota Veterans and their spouses. We have many ways you can contribute to the lives of our Veterans through volunteering here;
Adult Day Center Volunteer, Chapel Escort, Pet Visitor Volunteer, One on One Visitor, Rehabilitation Therapy Escort, Recreation Activities Volunteer or volunteer as a one-time or regular group of friends, co- workers, family, faith group, or student/ alumni group.

To learn more about the volunteer roles go to;
http://www.volunteermatch.org/search/org401290.jsp

To learn more about the Minnesota Veterans Homes go to;
http://mn.gov/mdva/homes/minneapolis/

And feel free to contact me!
Thank you kindly,
Erin Betlock 
Volunteer Services Coordinator
Minnesota Veterans Home- Minneapolis
direct 612.548.5751 
[email protected]

Vietnam Veterans Recognized in St. Cloud

Jim Kellogg, American Legion Department of Minnesota Commander: Rick Miller, Mayor of Waite ACE_0047 finalPark, Minn.; Mick Aguirre, Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Department of Minnesota Senior Vice Commander; Barry Bahl, St. Cloud VA Health Care System Director;  and Ken Klein, Paralyzed Veterans of America Department of Minnesota President, were recognized for their service in the Vietnam War by Secretary of Veteran Affairs Robert McDonald at a stakeholder meeting at the St. Cloud VA on March 25, 2016.

The St. Cloud VA Health Care System, designated as a Commemorative Partner in the national Vietnam War Commemoration, is committed to publicly thanking and honoring Vietnam Veterans and their families.

Authorized by Congress, established under the Secretary of Defense, and launched by the President in May 2012, the Vietnam War Commemoration recognizes all men and women who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces from November 1, 1955 to May 15, 1975.  Nine million Americans, approximately 7 million living today, served during that period, and the Commemoration makes no distinction between Veterans who served in-county, in-theater, or were stationed elsewhere during those 20 years.  All answered the call of duty.

By presidential proclamation issued on May 25, 2012, the Commemoration extends from its inaugural event on Memorial Day 2012 through Veterans Day 2025.

To learn more about the Vietnam War Commemoration, go to:
www.vietnamwar50th.com.