This billboard is located on the west side of I29 Between
7th Avenue N. and 12th Avenue N. in Fargo, ND. A second billboard is
located on the north side of Interstate 94 east of Steele facing west.
On Tuesday, August 6, The Vietnam Veterans of
America North Dakota State Council launched a statewide Agent Orange
Education Campaign with the unveiling the first of a series of
billboards. Their goal is to reach fellow veterans and their dependents
exposed to and suffering from the effects of Agent Orange/dioxin.
"Through advertisements such as our billboards
and by convening town hall meetings, stand downs, and other outreach
events throughout North Dakota, we hope to reach those suffering from
the effects of Agent Orange to provide them with information and
resources they need," said Dan Stenvold, President of the VVA North
Dakota State Council.
"Along with the North Dakota Department of
Veterans of Affairs, we will be working with many organizations to
contact those who may have been exposed and their families. We are
grateful to the North Dakota 63rd legislative assembly, which
appropriated a $50,000 grant for 2013-2015, in support of our outreach
efforts," said Stenvold.
VVA is committed to ensuring that all veterans
exposed during their service receive the care and compensation they have
earned by their service to our nation. This includes those who served
in Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Korea, and Laos, as well as those who
flew on C-123s, aboard Navy vessels, and on certain military
installations and other facilities on and outside the continental U.S.,
including Guam, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, Johnson Island, Ft. Detrick, and