As Veterans Day nears, U.S. citizens ponder the debt owed those who served. The National Association of Counties and the National Association of County Veteran Service Officers launched Operation Green Light this year to show support for veterans by lighting county buildings green the week of Veterans Day. Dodge County is participating in this endeavor and the stately courthouse building In Mantorville is skillfully lit a shade of green.
This building is the oldest continuously operating courthouse in the state of Minnesota. Its construction began in 1865.
The Dodge County’s Veteran Service Office assists county veterans with processing compensation, pensions, health care, and other benefits. The office also supports veterans with access to stable housing, employment, education, and critical mental health services to help treat trauma and prevent suicide. The office also provides transportation for VA hospital visits Monday through Friday each week.Brandon Servantez is the Dodge County Veterans Services Officer. His office is downstairs in the annex of the County Courthouse. For more information, call (507) 635-6140, email Brandon.Servantez@co.dodge.mn.us or visit https://www.co.dodge.mn.us/departments/veteran_services.php