MJFSVH Rededication
Memorial Day Program to be held at new State Veterans Cemetery.
SDDVA will be hosting a very special Memorial Day program and ribbon cutting ceremony at the South Dakota Veterans Cemetery. The program will be held Monday, May 31, at 2:00 pm (CT).

Unlike the groundbreaking ceremony, parking will be very limited at the cemetery due to all the earthwork and landscaping that has been done. River Cities Public Transit will be providing free round-trip transportation from the South Dakota Military Heritage Alliance (1600 W. Russell Street in Sioux Falls) to the Cemetery. Bus rides will start at noon from the east parking lot at the Alliance and vehicles will be wheelchair accessible. Bus rides back to the Alliance will begin immediately following the ceremony.

Upon return to the Alliance after the ceremony, there will be a free meal and free entertainment at the Alliance. Partnering with the Department, the El Riad Shrine Chanters will take the stage and entertain attendees. And our friends at the Keystone Treatment Center in Canton will be hosting a free meal. Continue to watch here for more details.

South Dakota's Fallen Heroes Bridge Dedication program.
In 2019, Governor Kristi Noem and the South Dakota Departments of Veterans Affairs, Military, and Transportation launched the Fallen Heroes Bridge Dedication Program. The program will dedicate state bridges to South Dakotans who died while in active service. Naming South Dakota bridges in honor of our fallen gives us the opportunity of remembrance, reflection, and respect—to honor the men and women who gave their lives in service to this nation. They cherished liberty and loved freedom enough to lay down their lives to preserve our way of life. The Fallen Heroes Bridge Dedication Committee will meet annually in April and will select six heroes to honor and six bridges to dedicate. Dedication of the bridges will be held in May-November. Click here to download the application form.

Learn more about the SDDVA Resource Book for veterans.
We have developed a resource book to educate veterans on the benefits and resources that are available to them and their family. Click here to check out the resource book.
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