To the Soldiers, Airmen, Civilian Employees, and Families of the North Dakota National Guard, The founding documents written as a framework to our government sought to establish a land where all people can freely pursue happiness. Women and men in uniform have always been key in fighting for that goal. Members of our Armed Forces along with their families and our civilian employees sacrifice simultaneously and depend on each other to accomplish the mission. Together we celebrate victories and mourn those lost along the way. On this holiday weekend, let us all ensure we take note of these contributions and sacrifices. Freedom certainly isn't free. Safely celebrate wherever you are and whatever your duty status. Always remember those who have come before us and those currently serving at home and abroad. Thank you for all you do for the state, nation, and North Dakota National Guard. Have an excellent Independence Day!
Maj. Gen. Al Dohrmann