Flag Raised at Sanford Health To Mark Eye Donation Month

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Sanford Health holds a flag raising ceremony to kick off Eye Donation Month. Dakota Lions Sight and Health says cornea transplant surgery has the highest success rate of any other transplant surgeries. The demand also continues to grow across the country. Sanford has used these flag dedications to honor the sacrifice donor’s and their families have…

Grand Forks Is Looking For Funds To Build A Memorial In Honor Of Fallen Officers

They launched a campaign in hopes of meeting the goal of $250,000

GRAND FORKS, N.D. -“My entire career, I’ve been thinking, we should have something in the Northern Valley to represent officers that have died in the line of duty to protect their communities,” says Bob Rost the Grand Forks County Commissioner. Four years ago Bob Rost started to think more and more about the idea of building a memorial, and decided…

AMVETS To Retire More Than 1200 American Flags

In order to properly retire a flag, it must be cut into specific pieces and burned piece by piece, with the blue and stars last.

FARGO, N.D.– The Fargo AMVETS are retiring American flags that people from the community have brought in. In order to properly retire a flag, it must be cut into specific pieces and burned piece by piece, with the blue and stars last. A statement about the significance of a piece is mentioned at the ceremony. Anyone is welcome to observe the…

Patriot Tour Brings American Flag Across 48 States: Stops in Fargo

The trip raises money for disabled veterans and their families

WEST FARGO, N.D. — A 14,500 mile motorcycle journey is stopping in West Fargo to hand over the American flag traveling through 48 states. Throughout the 110 day journey, more than 150,000 riders from across the country, including many North Dakotans and Minnesotans, are expected to participate in this year’s Patriot Tour. The trip raises money for disabled veterans and…

Vietnam Veterans Honored at Fargo Air Museum

A flag was dedicated as part of National Vietnam Veterans' Day

FARGO, N.D. — The Fargo Air Museum held a flag dedication ceremony for veterans of the Vietnam War. Today is the anniversary of the last U.S. service member leaving Vietnam in 1975. Veterans say they appreciate the support since they didn’t have it when they came back from the war all those years ago. “A lot of the guys got hurt…

North Dakota VFW Honors Longfellow Elementary Teacher With Award

Sally Hamilton was given the title "teacher of the year"

  FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota’s VFW is recognizing one Fargo teacher for showing students the importance of patriotism. Sally Hamilton was given the VFW Teacher of the Year award. She is a first grade teacher at Longfellow Elementary. She was nominated for the award after she took her first grade class to the VA to hand out Valentine’s Day cards….

Russia Banned from 2018 Winter Olympics After Investigation into Doping Program

The ruling comes after an investigation conducted by the IOC found Russia was engaging in an extensive state-backed doping program

INTERNATIONAL — The International Olympic Committee has banned the country of Russia from competing in the 2018 Winter games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The IOC says Russia’s government officials are also banned from coming and the country’s flag will not be displayed at the opening ceremony. The ruling comes after an investigation conducted by the IOC found Russia was engaging…

Flags Flying At Half-Staff Sunday In Honor Of Fallen Firefighters

Fire Prevention Week Is October 8 Through 14

Flags in North Dakota are flying at half-staff in honor of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service. Gov. Burgum issued the directive to go along with a proclamation by President Trump declaring October 8 through 14 as Fire Prevention Week. The president also called on all Americans to renew their efforts to prevent fires and their tragic consequences. Categories: Local…

NDDOT Offers New Patriotic Plates

Portion of The Proceeds Benefit Veterans Postwar Trust Fund

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota drivers can now show their patriotic pride on their license plates. The North Dakota Department of Transportation has unveiled a new series of Patriotic Plates. They include “Flag of the United States” and “Bald Eagle” and join the previously released “Boonie Stomper”. The plates are available at any Motor Vehicle Branch Office in the state…

North Dakota National Guard Withdraws from Mayville After 60 Years

The unit is holding a flag-retiring ceremony today

MAYVILLE, ND — The city of Mayville is formally saying goodbye to the North Dakota National Guard. Due to changes and cutbacks, the Guard is withdrawing from Mayville after six decades of being in the city. The unit is holding a flag-retiring ceremony today. All soldiers who have served in Mayville are being invited back for a final formation. Categories:…