Veterans Service Bonus
This year's Veterans and Military Affairs bill, one of the most bipartisan bills of the session, includes another monetary bonus. This is for those who courageously served our nation, recognizing post-9/11-era veterans and Gold Star Families with service bonuses of up to $2,000.
There are approximately 48,000 eligible veterans, over half of whom deployed to combat operations including those in Afghanistan or Iraq. Minnesota has a long history of awarding these service bonuses to veterans who served in America’s wars. Starting in 1919 after World War I, through World War II, the Korean War, Vietnam War, Persian Gulf War, and now the Global War on Terrorism.
The Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs is facilitating the program. The application is now open. You can learn more here. If you or one of your family members served and sacrificed for our freedoms, please know you have my gratitude and support.
The Preserve Turns 50
Last night was the 50th anniversary of The Preserve in Eden Prairie. There are a number of celebration events throughout the weekend and it was fun to be onsite to kick off the festivities with Mayor Ron Case, Senator Steve Cwodzinski, and Council Members Lisa Toomey and Mark Freiberg. You can read more about the The Preserve and this weekend’s events here.