Monday, May 27, 2019 - 04:00 pm

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum released the following statement today in observance of Memorial Day.

“On Memorial Day, we pay tribute to the brave individuals who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Today especially we remember those who fought in the Vietnam War – including the more than 15,000 North Dakotans who served and the 198 who never came home – as this year marks 50 years since the drawdown of U.S. forces from Vietnam began,” Burgum said. “As we honor these fallen heroes, we also remember and support the Gold Star families who have endured losing their loved ones, the soldiers still serving at home and abroad, and the service men and women who have returned home and need our continued support. We must never forget their sacrifices.”

Burgum commemorated the day by attending and delivering remarks at Memorial Day ceremonies at the North Dakota Heritage Center in Bismarck and the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery near Mandan.