John M Bliss Post 628
As yesterday's defenders of freedom, we want to welcome today's military service members into our ranks to become part of our elite group.  Our common bond is the battlefield, whether it is service in the Persian Gulf, Korea, Kosovo, the war on terrorism or peace-keeping expeditionary campaigns. Your courage and sacrifice have made a difference in preserving and defending world peace.


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As yesterday's defenders of freedom...

 ...we want to welcome today's military service members into our ranks to become part of our elite group.

WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War, Persian Gulf War, Kosovo, War in Afghanistan, War in Iraq, War on Global Terror and other Peace-Keeping Expeditionary Campaigns throughout the globe.

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The Veterans of Foreign Wars is dedicated

 to supporting those who sacrifice so much for this country, veterans, service members in the US Armed Forces, and their families and continues to be a voice for returning and currently deployed service members and their families.

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That the purpose of this Corporation shall be fraternal, patriotic, historical, charitable, and educational: to preserve and strengthen comradeship among its members; to assist worthy comrades; to perpetuate the memory and history of our dead; and to assist their widows and orphans; to maintain true allegiance to the Government of the United States of America, and fidelity to its Constitution and laws; to foster true patriotism; to maintain and extend the institutions of American freedom, and to preserve and defend the United States from all her enemies.

Sponsor - The Alliance

The South Dakota Military Heritage Alliance, Inc. is organized exclusively for charitable and education purposes.  The purpose of this corporation is to provide support services, encouragement, camaraderie, entertainment and esprit de corps for military veterans, active duty servicemembers, actively-serving Reserve Component (i.e. Reserve and National Guard) servicemembers, their families and all who support them, to preserve South Dakota and American military heritage, and to provide historic and current military educational opportunities to civilians of all ages.

The Alliance consists of three key allies: veterans, active military service members, and the at-large community.

The leadership of the South Dakota Military Heritage Alliance is comprised of passionate, energetic, and focused leaders. The Alliance includes veterans, led by the American Legion and VFW, active military service members and their families, civilians, elected officials, business leaders and other key individuals and resources from our community and around South Dakota.

Why You’re Important…

Yes, your talent and financial support are critical to the mission. But it’s more

Join us in celebrating our country and freedom; be who you are; have fun, express yourself, be involved as you want to be. A

Never forget those before us – those who gave some, and those who gave all.

One place for veterans, active military service members and our community to come together to celebrate, unify, and support others.