ND Gov. Jack Dalrymple, Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney Speak At Memorial Day Service

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People all across the country are honoring our fallen soldiers.

In Fargo, the United Patriotic Bodies hosted their annual Memorial Day program at the civic center.

KVRR’s Brittany Ford has the story.

Barbara Danielson’s father was a World War Two Veteran.

To continue the family legacy, it was written in her baby book that she would enlist in the women’s army core and that’s exactly what she did.

“We did poppies when we were little kids. Back in the sixties, if you had parents that were military you were involved in the organization as a child. And you just go from there,” said 6-year veteran Barbara Danielson.

Barbara is the senior vice president of the women’s auxiliaries in Fargo.
As a part of the ceremony, she helped lay the flower presentation.

Each color representing something special. Red for blood, white for purity, and blue for remembrance.

“It’s only right that we take a day throughout North Dakota and throughout the whole country and say hey we do remember. We do have tremendous gratitude for what people have done, ” said North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple.

The rain didn’t allow the ceremony to be held at the riverside cemetery this year, but the love and the remembrance was still felt in the civic center.

“A lot of emotion it really is. That’s all I could really say. Just honoring those that continue to protect our freedom and those that have given the ultimate sacrifice,” said 2nd post commander Wayne Krueger.

A sacrifice that is never forgotten by generational service vets like Barbara.

“Everybody should remember what today is meant to be like I said earlier not just a party day. Remember. Take time,” said 6-year veteran Barbara Danielson.

A sacrifice that is not taken for granted.

Brittany Ford KVRR News.

A flyover by a P–51 Mustang was scheduled but had to be cancelled due to the rain.