Free Bus Transportation for Veterans to Vietnam War 50th Anniversary Commemoration Event

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 29, 2023 Media Contacts:Sandi [email protected] Steve McCarthyMinnesota Department of Veterans [email protected] Free Bus Transportation for Veterans to […]

50th Anniversary Commemoration Event
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 29, 2023

Media Contacts:
Sandi Scott
Tunheim
763-388-1096
[email protected]


Steve McCarthy
Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs
952-237-4618
[email protected]

Free Bus Transportation for Veterans to Vietnam War 50th Anniversary Commemoration Event

MDVA partnerships will allow Vietnam Veterans to take part in the three-day event at the Mall of America, June 13-15, by providing free charter bus transportation in select locations

ST. PAUL, Minnesota – The Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA) and the Minnesota Veterans 4 Veterans Trust Fund (V4V), with assistance from the Disabled American Veterans, Dept. of Minnesota (DAV MN), are proud to announce they are partnering with organizations and groups across the state to bring Veterans to the Vietnam War 50th Anniversary Commemoration Event at the Mall of America June 13-15.

“We want to ensure as many Vietnam Veterans and family members as possible can attend this important event,” said Brad Lindsay, MDVA Commissioner. “Through these partnerships, MDVA and V4V, with the assistance of DAV MN, are covering 100% of the cost of a charter bus or large van from communities across the state. We are encouraging many buses to come to Mall of America for all the festivities, on one or on all three days, particularly the official Commemoration Program on Friday, June 14.”

Veterans wishing to ride a bus to the event can visit Minnesota Veteran.org/Vietnam50 for a full list of available buses and cities.

For organizations wishing to provide a bus to Veterans for the event, please contact Trent Dirks at DAV MN at [email protected] to discuss details or visit Minnesota Veteran.org/Vietnam50 to download the information.

Vietnam War 50th Anniversary Commemoration Event Details

What:    The Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA) is hosting a three-day event to commemorate of the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War
Who:    Vietnam Veterans and their families, allies of the United States during the Vietnam War and all Minnesotans who wish to thank our Veterans.
When:    Thursday, June 13 – Saturday, June 15, 2024
Where:Mall of America®, 60 E. Broadway, Bloomington, MN 55425
Events happening in the Huntington® Bank Rotunda, North Atrium and Second Floor Event Space

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About MDVA
The Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA) is a cabinet-level state agency dedicated to serving Minnesota Veterans and their families. In addition to overseeing the five State Veterans Homes, MDVA helps eligible Veterans and families secure state and federal benefits and provides programs and services relating to higher education, benefits, burial, claims, outreach and Veterans employment. Veterans and their families are encouraged to visit www.MinnesotaVeteran.org or call 1-(888)-LinkVet for more information about benefits.

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