Hoeven: New Veterans Home Honors Residents Who Served

LISBON, N.D. – Senator John Hoeven today said the new North Dakota Veterans Home honors the military men and women who have served our country. He spoke at the Veterans Home’s grand opening and dedication ceremony this morning in Lisbon.  The State of North Dakota funded $11 million of the $25.6 million project in 2009 during Hoeven’s term as governor. The balance was funded with a grant awarded from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. 

“Our nation’s veterans have given so much to their country, and we cannot do enough to show our appreciation for their selflessness and dedicated service,” Hoeven said. “With its emphasis on community living and individual choices, this new facility honors the dignity of the veterans and their spouses who will live here. This innovative design will do much to enhance the lives of those who live at the Veterans Home and help to ensure they get the best possible care.” 

The state-of-the-art Veterans Home incorporates household-style living arrangements by grouping single residential rooms around common living areas. The facility is designed to help increase residents’ influence in decisions about daily routines and group activities, to encourage participation in meal preparation and other household responsibilities, and to better accommodate women veterans and spouses. 

Hoeven serves on the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee of the Senate Appropriations Committee.