BISMARCK, N.D. – North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum issued the following statement today in observance of Veterans Day. The governor will deliver remarks during a Veterans Day ceremony at Dickinson State University.
“Today we extend our deepest gratitude to the ordinary Americans who perform extraordinary acts of valor in the name of freedom, the soldiers who put service to country and preservation of liberty above all else, including our North Dakota National Guard members and active duty servicemen and women,” Burgum said. “This great nation was forged through their remarkable courage and sacrifice, and it’s our duty and privilege as Americans to support them as they continue to defend our way of life and maintain peace through strength. On this 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, we also honor the thousands of North Dakotans and millions of Americans who fought and died in the Great War to restore peace to the world.”
To ensure that North Dakota military veterans are being served most effectively, Burgum recently signed an executive order establishing a task force to assess the current system for supporting veterans and comprehensively examine how resources can best be organized. Individuals interested in serving on the Task Force should apply by Nov. 16 through the Boards section on www.governor.nd.gov. Under “Navigation,” select “Application Form for Boards and Commissions,” and select “Task Force for Veterans Affairs” in the drop-down list in the application form.