The County Board appoints the Veteran’s Service Officer, usually for a four-year term. The CVSO provides services and information to eligible veterans of Lake of the Woods County. Duties include assistance with the following areas: claims processing for veteran’s benefits, medical care, pension and disability compensation claims, vocational rehabilitation, insurance claims, burial benefits and markers, emergency subsistence and educational benefits from federal and state agencies. The CVSO often arranges for transportation to and from the Veteran’s Hospital. The Veteran’s Service Officer participates in an on-going training and certification program.
IT IS TIME TO HONOR THOSE WHO HAVE SERVED BEFORE US, WHO SERVE US NOW,AND WHO WILL SERVE OUR NATION IN THE FUTURE.
It is anticipated that the memorial will cost $184, 500 to complete. While the City of Baudette, Lake of the Woods County, the VFW Post 273, and the American Legion Post 217 have contributed funds towards this project, it is not enough to fun the entire project. Therefor, the Lake of the Woods Veterans Memorial Committee is requesting monetary donations from individuals and businesses to help fund the construction of the memorial and its ongoing maintenance.
Medal of Honor $35,000+, Silver Star $25,000-$34,999, Bronze Star $10,000-$24,999,
Purple Heart $5,000-$9,999, Meritorious Service $2,500-$4,999, Good Conduct $500-$2,499