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Unclaimed veteran gets laid to rest surrounded by comrades

This is the first unclaimed veteran to be buried at the Fargo National Cemetary.

FARGO, N.D. – Veterans from across North Dakota gather at the Fargo National Cemetery to say goodbye to a fallen soldier. Veteran Lelan Derr was born in New Hampton, Iowa in 1952. He served in the United States Air Force in Vietnam. Derr passed away in his Fargo apartment on December 10th of last year. He had been estranged from…

Funeral Homes Are Helping Families Say Goodbye Amid COVID-19 Restrictions

The CDC and the White House have limited the amount of people that can be gathered in public.

NORTH DAKOTA – Losing a loved one is never easy, but the COVID-19 pandemic has made it especially hard for some families to say goodbye. “It’s not the way that funerals are supposed to be. Funerals are supposed to be for the living, and allow people to come and say their goodbye and have a grieving experience and share it…