North Dakota Service Members to be Honored on 9/11 Anniversary

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The Memorial to the Fallen in the Global War on Terrorism, at the entrance to Fraine Barracks in Bismarck. (U.S. National Guard photo by Bill Prokopyk, N.D. National Guard Public Affairs Office/Released)

BISMARCK, N.D. —Maj. Gen. Al Dohrmann, the North Dakota adjutant general, will host a Remembrance Prayer Service Sept. 11 to honor North Dakota’s fallen service members and their families. The ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. at the Memorial to the Fallen in the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT), located at the entrance to Fraine Barracks in Bismarck.

 

The memorial at Fraine Barracks was dedicated ten year ago on Sept. 11, 2009, and honors 28 North Dakota service members who lost their lives in the Global War on Terrorism. It was established to provide a place where families, friends and fellow citizens could reflect and remember the service of the fallen. The memorial was a joint venture between the City of Bismarck and the North Dakota National Guard and is funded through private donations.

 

Prior to the formal remembrance ceremony, attendees also are invited to participate in an “Old Glory” run/walk/bike/blade, which will begin at Bismarck’s Pioneer Park and end at the GWOT memorial in time for the 7 p.m. ceremony. Participants are invited to gather at the park between 6:00 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. Upon arrival at the memorial, attendees will be furnished refreshments. Both events are free and open to the public.

 

WHAT: Run/walk/bike/blade prior to Service of Remembrance ceremony (approx. 2 miles)

WHEN: 6:15 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 11

WHERE: Gather at Pioneer Park, 2020 River Rd, Bismarck, ND 58501

MEDIA: Media is welcome. No pre-coordination needed.

 

WHO: North Dakota National Guard

WHAT: Service of Remembrance ceremony

WHEN: 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 11

WHERE: Memorial to the Fallen in the Global War on Terrorism

                North Dakota National Guard headquarters, 30 Fraine Barracks Road, Bismarck

 

MEDIA: Media is welcome. No pre-coordination needed. Amber R. Schatz at 701-426-5205 will be on site for assistance.

List of 28 Service Members Honored 

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The North Dakota National Guard is a trained and highly motivated force of about 4,000 Citizen-Soldiers and Citizen-Airmen. We are always prepared to provide ready units, individuals and equipment in support of our communities, state and nation.

Always ready, always there.

 

 

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