Spc. Sidney Schaff, left, 957th Engineer Company, helps new Military Funeral Honors member Spc. Taylor Lagro, 3662nd Support Maintenance Company, practice flag folding at the Raymond J. Bohn armory in Bismarck, N.D. on Aug. 28, 2020.
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Retirees Virtual Briefing
In lieu of the annual Retirees Weekend at Camp Grafton Training Center, the N.D. National Guard's Retiree Advisory Board will provide an online video featuring informational briefings followed by a question and answer session. The video will be available on Tuesday, Sept. 8 and the live questions and answer session will be conducted Thursday, Sept. 10 at 1 p.m. The video link will be published on the Retirees/Veterans page on the N.D. National Guard website, the N.D. National Guard Facebook page and will be emailed to the retirees email list. Information on how to participate in the live questions and answer session will be announced.
Street and Heroes Park Dedication
On August 28, 2020, 14 streets and a park were dedicated in honor of the 14 N.D. National Guard Soldiers killed in action overseas in the Global War on Terrorism. The dedications are in a new housing development east of Bismarck, N.D. called Clear Sky Addition, and will feature a Heroes Park with photos, ranks, names, theater of war and date of death. Families and friends of the fallen were present to witness the ceremony emceed by the mayor of Bismarck, the Honorable Steve Bakken and featured comments by U.S. Sen. Kevin Cramer. Because this endeavor honors N.D. National Guard Soldiers, Chaplain (Col.) David Johnson was invited to preformed the opening and closing prayers for the ceremony while Maj. Gen. Al Dohrmann, adjutant general for the N.D. National Guard, was invited to render remarks. Please visit the N.D. National Guard's website featuring a Soldier Tribute for a list of the Fallen honored during this dedication. (National Guard story and photos by Sgt. 1st Class Charles Highland, N.D. National Guard Public Affairs Office)
This announcement is not an endorsement of Clear Sky's Addition commercial products or services by the federal government, Department of Defense, or the U.S. Army.