BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum today directed all government agencies to fly the United States and North Dakota flags at half-staff on Monday until noon in observance of Memorial Day.
The governor’s directive is in accordance with a proclamation issued by President Donald Trump, who also requested that Americans display the flag at half-staff from their homes on Monday until noon, at which time flags should be raised to full-staff.
Burgum is asking that North Dakota residents observe the President’s proclamation designating the hour beginning at 11 a.m. local time Monday as a time when people might unite in prayer, and to observe the National Moment of Remembrance at 3 p.m. local time.
“On Memorial Day, we honor and remember those who selflessly laid down their lives in service to our country and defended the freedoms we hold most dear,” Burgum said. “We are forever grateful and indebted to these heroic Americans for their courageous acts and sacrifices that safeguarded the liberties of this great nation for generations to come.”
Burgum will commemorate Memorial Day by attending a ceremony beginning at 10:30 a.m. at Riverside Cemetery in Fargo.
Lt. Gov. Brent Sanford will commemorate the day by attending a ceremony starting at noon at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery near Mandan.