Memorial Day

War, Flu and Fear: World War I and Clay County Exhibit Tells the Stories of Locals Who Served

More than 115,000 American Soldiers died during World War I, and 64 of them were from Clay County

  MOORHEAD, Minn.– Memorial Day is about remembering the men and women who lost their lives while serving. More than 115,000 American Soldiers died during World War I, and 64 of them were from Clay County. The exhibit War, Flu and Fear: World War I and Clay County, is dedicated to preserving and sharing the stories of hardship endured by the…

Fargo-Moorhead Remembers Veterans Who Never Returned Home After the War

West Fargo, Dilworth and Harwood also held ceremonies this Memorial Day

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo–Moorhead is remembering all those who have died while serving our country. A soldier may put on their uniform and head into combat. “Well it’s nerve wracking. You’re always worried about who’s going to be next. Is it you,” said Joe Wallevand, who served in Vietnam. But they aren’t the only ones feeling the stress of a war….

Moorhead AL & Dilworth VFW Kick Off Memorial Day Ceremonies

People paid their respects at 7 this morning on Veterans Memorial Bridge

MOORHEAD, MN–  The Moorhead American Legion and Dilworth VFW are remembering those who have fallen for our country with an early morning Memorial Day ceremony. People paid their respects at 7 this morning on Veterans Memorial Bridge. Navy Veteran, Victor Teigen, was at this morning’s ceremony. Teigen grew up in Moorhead and is taking this day to remember friends of…

Fargo VFW, American Legion Perform Echo Salute for Fallen Soldiers

each organization stood on opposite ends of Lindenwood Park

FARGO, N.D. — Members of Fargo’s American Legion and VFW fire their guns to salute their comrades who never made it home. The organizations lined up on opposite ends of Fargo’s Lindenwood Park to create their echo salute. The men say it needs to continue happening every Memorial Day. “It’s an honor to do this here. It’s Memorial Day. We need…

LIVE: 11-Year-Old Girl’s Musical Tribute For Memorial Day

Harmony Schepp Sings Heartfelt Song To Honor Fallen Soldiers This Memorial Day

FARGO, N.D. — 11-Year-Old Harmony Schepp has been singing patriotic songs about as long as she can remember. She says she started singing to honor her grandfather, who is a veteran. This Memorial Day, Harmony and her uncle, Matt Freitag, joined the KVRR Local News morning show for a stirring rendition of the song “Hallelujah”, originally by Leonard Cohen. Harmony…

Memorial Day Activities in FM Area

Cemetery ceremonies will include prayer, rifle salutes, and taps

Several organizations are hosting activities throughout the Fargo-Moorhead area in honor of Memorial Day. Here are a few of the events being offered on Monday: At 7 a.m. a ceremony will be held at Veterans Memorial Bridge. At 9:30 a.m. the Fargo Air Museum is hosting a Memorial Day ceremony. This event was previously held at the Veterans Memorial Bridge….

Memorial Day Weekend Crashes Claim Six Lives Across Minnesota

There have been more than ten thousand DWI arrests in 2018

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Six lives were lost in crashes over the Memorial Day weekend across Minnesota. A 27-year-old male was killed in a head-on crash in Scott County. A 19-year-old female passenger died in a distracted driving crash in Dakota County. 45-year-old James Congdon of Plummer was killed in an ATV crash. Three motorcyclists were killed in separate crashes…

Mentor Man Arrested For DWI After Rolling His Vehicle

Wayne Turner And A Passenger Were Treated For non-life threatening injuries

POLK COUNTY, Minn. — A Mentor, Minnesota man was arrested after rolling his vehicle on Memorial Day near Erskine. Authorities arrested 25-year-old Wayne Turner for DWI and an outstanding warrant. He rolled his vehicle on Campground Road around 1:30 in the morning on Monday. Turner and his passenger were treated for non-life threatening injuries in Fosston before he was arrested….

Eyemart Express Offers Discount for Military Members

They also have a 10 percent everyday discount for members of the military

FARGO, N.D. — Eyemart Express is offering a discount to veterans and military members for Memorial Day Weekend. All military members and their families will get 20 percent off their glasses through June 2. After that, there is still a 10 percent military discount everyday after June 3. Eyemart Express is also donating 2,000 pairs of glasses to veterans in…

Korean War Veteran To Go On First Honor Flight

Andy Anderson was in the Air Force and in the Army

WEST FARGO, N.D. — Andy Anderson was trying to avoid dating a girl his friend wanted him to start seeing so on the day he turned 17, he decided to fix that. “I joined the Air Force. That ended that,” Anderson said. The decision Anderson made may have gotten him out of a sticky situation but it was only the…