Burgum directs flags at half-staff on Memorial Day, will honor military heroes at N.D. Veterans Cemetery

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 2:30pm

BISMARCK, N.D. – In observance of Memorial Day, Gov. Doug Burgum has directed all government agencies to fly the United States and North Dakota flags at half-staff on Monday until noon, and North Dakotans are encouraged to do the same at their homes and businesses.

The governor’s directive is in accordance with a proclamation issued today by President Donald Trump. Flags should be raised to full-staff at noon Monday.

North Dakotans are encouraged to observe the President’s proclamation, which designates the hour beginning at 11 a.m. local time Monday as a time when Americans might unite in prayer, and to observe the National Moment of Remembrance at 3 p.m. local time.

Burgum will commemorate the day by attending and delivering remarks at the Memorial Day ceremony at noon Monday at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery near Mandan.

“On Memorial Day, we pay tribute to our fallen military members who performed extraordinary acts of valor for love of country and in the name of liberty, making our nation a beacon of freedom for the rest of the world,” Burgum said. “To these heroic Americans who defended our most cherished principles, we owe a debt of gratitude that can never fully be repaid.”