Upcoming Events: 


IDVA Commission Meetings

Times and locations are subject to change please check back here to see if there has been an adjustment to the time and place for these meetings.

July 13, 2018
Fort Wayne, IN
10:45 AM:  Tour 
11:30 AM:  Lunch 
01:00 PM:  Commission Meeting

Memorial Day Service - Madison

The Indiana Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery will host a Memorial Day Service on May 28, 2018. The Indiana Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery is located at 1415 North Gate Road, Madison, IN.  The service will begin at 1:00pm (local time).  The service will be held across from the Cemetery adjacent to the Railroad tracks.


Please join us in honoring those who died securing our peace and freedom and those who served in conflict to protect our land and sacrificed their dream of the day to preserve the hope of our nation. This is a  solemn program to not only recognize their service but to show our respect for their devotion to duty and to ensure that the purpose for which they fought will never be forgotten. The service will be held in conjunction with the Madison Railroad and a dedication of three special Madison Railroad locomotive.  The “flag ship” locomotive will be dedicated to all Veterans, with artwork depicting all five branches of the military.  A second locomotive will be dedicated to the Navy and a third locomotive will be dedicated to the American Astronauts.   Keynote speaker will be Brig. Gen. David Vesper.  There will be a limited number of seating, please bring a lawn chair.  This service is held outdoors, please bring umbrella in case of inclement weather

Proudly sponsored by:

Indiana Department of Veterans Affairs

American Legion Post 9

Disabled American Veterans Post 55

Veterans of Vietnam War Post 11

Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 1969

Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 10528

Jefferson County Veterans Council   


Third Annual How & Why to Hire a Veteran Summit

***New this year, we will have a reverse job fair. We will bring in 10-20 veterans with multiple skill sets. This reverse job fair will entail the veterans sitting behind a table, and the HR professionals walking up and interacting with them.***

Indiana Department of Veterans Affairs will be hosting the 3rd annual How & Why to Hire a Veteran Summit. This event will be taking place on Thursday, September 27th, 2018. The event will be held at the Sheraton Indianapolis City Center; 31 West Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204. The cost of attending includes: dinner and drinks on the evening of the 26th; breakfast, lunch, and break snacks on the 27th. Registration will be capped at two representatives per company, this will allow more companies to be able to attend and learn the many benefits of hiring veterans.

There will be an Ice Breaker on the evening of Wednesday, September 26th. Registration will begin at 4:00 pm in the Panorama Ballroom on the 21st floor. We have a block of 15 hotel rooms set aside, if you need a room the night of September 26th. The rooms in this block will be first come, first serve; and may go fast. Registration on the morning of the 27th will be held in the Conference Assembly area on the lower level and will begin at 7:30 am and run until the start of the event at 9:00 am.

There will be guest speakers who will address the transition of veterans from military duty to civilian employment. Breakout sessions will include: companies who have a veteran organization within their business, Dale Carnegie Skills for Success, and much more.