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STAFF BLOG THE N.D. CAPITOL AND BEYOND VIDEO: National 9/11 Flag event honors North Dakota heroes
BISMARCK--One of the best parts of my job is covering stories that recognize North Dakotans for the work they do to make the state a better place.
Yesterday's event at the state Capitol honored a doz... Posted on 8/13/11 at 12:11 PM
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STAFF BLOG JAMESTOWN PLUS 50 Flag Day
The Flag at Fort Seward after the dedication, June 14, 2005.
Flag day commemorates the adoption of the flag by the Second Continental Congress in 1777.
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WAHPETON, N.D. — About 160 members of the North Dakota National Guard’s 188th Engineer Company received a great big thank-you here Sunday for a yearlong deployment in Kuwait that was completed in August.
Dave Olson, Forum Communications
, October 08, 2012
A ceremony honoring the American flag and an official flag retirement ceremony are planned for 7 p.m. Thursday at Fort Seward in Jamestown. Following a short program, the Girl Scouts of Jamestown will conduct the retirement ceremony.
Logan C. Adams / The Sun
Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary members Jackie Sather, left, and Mary Klundt fold an American flag at a flag retirement ceremony Friday at Lincoln Elementary School. while Principal Sherry Schmidt speaks. The flag, which had previously been flown over the U.S. Capitol in honor of the school, had flown over the school for seven years. It was replaced with another flag that had been flown over the Capitol in honor of the school. Behind them, from left, are 1st Sgt. Jeff Doughty, Sgt. 1st Class Gary Varberg and Sgt. Jordan Nygaard, members of the North Dakota National Guard’s 817th Engineer Company (Sapper). Also on hand were retired Sgt. Maj. Rod Olin and former prisoner of war Jim Carlascio. The wrong organization was credited for folding the flag under the photo in Tuesday’s Sun.
Here are the local service heroes recognized Friday during the National 9/11 Flag event at the state Capitol:
Steve and Deb Kenner: Bismarck police officer Steve Kenner was shot and killed last month while responding to a domestic violence call. He is the first Bismarck police officer killed in the line of duty and the first in North Dakota in 15 years.
By Teri Finneman, Forum Communications Co.
, August 13, 2011
It bothers Sally Kushman to see a tattered American flag waving in the breeze, so she does everything she can to prevent it.
Every year, she sews about 200 American flags for the Exchange Club in Aberdeen. Club members place the flags in front of sponsoring businesses throughout the city on holidays and special occasions. The stars and stripes are displayed about 15 days a year.
By Jeff Natalie-Lees, The Associated Press
, July 05, 2011
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The only U.S. flag not captured or lost during George Armstrong Custer's Last Stand at the Battle of Little Bighorn in southeastern Montana sold at auction Friday for $2.2 million.
The huge U.S. flag local residents have seen flying very little this year at Fort Seward, won’t be flying in honor of Veterans Day today.
In fact, no one knows when the 60- by 30-foot flag will fly again. Its 130-foot flagpole had to be taken down when it developed a crack two-thirds of the way around at the crank mechanism for raising and lowering the flag.
A ceremony honoring the U.S. flag and an official flag-burning ceremony are planned for Flag Day, at 7 p.m. Monday, at Fort Seward in Jamestown. Following a short program, the Girl Scouts of Jamestown will conduct the burning ceremony.
The Flags Across America flag at the All Veteran’s Memorial at Fort Seward will not be flying for a few days, according to Steve Reidburn, director of the Sgt. E.W. Weise Interpretive Center at the fort site.
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