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Guard to conduct virtual Memorial Day ceremony

MANDAN – Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the annual Memorial Day ceremony at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, Mandan, will be conducted virtually. Citizens are invited to view the live-stream available on the North Dakota National Guard’s website, www.ndguard.nd.gov beginning at noon on Monday.

This year’s keynote speaker is retired Maj. Arnie Strebe, a former N.D. National Guard officer and currently chief administrative officer and chief financial officer for the Department of Human Services for the state of North Dakota. The emcee is N.D. National Guard Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Jon Wymer.

Gov. Doug Burgum, Sen. Kevin Cramer and Maj. Gen. Al Dohrmann, adjutant general for the North Dakota National Guard, are scheduled to give remarks.

Weather permitting, a flyover will be performed by two UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters at about 12:03 p.m.

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