The dedication to patriotism is evident in every chapter within our state.

  • You will find our South Dakota Daughters working hundreds of volunteer hours in each of our three state Veterans Administration hospitals.
  • Many chapter members participate in 4th of July parades across our state and proudly join and initiate patriotic activities in their communities.
  • Flag etiquette brochures are distributed at fairs, schools, and events throughout the state by chapter members.
  • During naturalization ceremonies chapter members help welcome our new citizens with a reception graciously funded by their individual chapters.

Last year members across our state were able to initiate and attend the signing of the Executive Proclamation of The Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War by South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard.

Favorite projects to enhance the lives of our veterans is to both fund and supply help to the fishing trips for paralyzed veterans, Valentines for Veterans activities, assembling and donating personal care kits to the Veterans Administration hospitals. ROTC awards, and Wreaths Across America. Adding to our commitment to veterans, both our past and current State Regent’s Projects focused on our veterans.

Our past State Regent’s Project was Operation Black Hills Cabin, a serene and calming place where those veterans who are returning with injuries sustained during their service to our country can enjoy a quiet retreat with their family. This time away from day to day responsibilities is crucial to regaining some normalcy after returning home for both our veterans and their families.

The present State Regent’s Project will offer support to the Big Paws Canine Foundation which supplies service dogs free of charge to disabled veterans. The purpose of placing service dogs with disabled veterans is to aid in mobility, daily chores, and as a deterrent to the disturbing suicide rate among our returning veterans. The suicide rate for Big Paw veterans is currently at zero and within the state. There has been one reported life-saving action by a Big Paws trained service dog.