BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum released the following statement today in observance of Memorial Day:
“Today we remember those brave Americans who selflessly laid down their lives in service to our nation and defended our most cherished freedoms,” Burgum said. “In doing so, we also continue to observe the centennial of the end of World War I, honoring the more than 28,000 North Dakotans who served and 474 who died in battle in The Great War. Their courageous sacrifice, and the incredible acts of heroism performed by all of our fallen service members throughout history, have established our nation as a guiding light of freedom for the rest of the world to follow. On Memorial Day – and every day – they deserve our undying gratitude and respect.”
The governor observed the day by attending and delivering remarks at the Memorial Day ceremony at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery near Mandan.