Memorial Day

Memorial Day Ceremonies Held at Riverside & Sunset Gardens Cemeteries

"Memorial Day is the opportunity to pay homage to the people who have gone before us."

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Multiple Memorial Day services were held throughout the Fargo area. Families loved ones, veterans, active servicemen and women all coming out for one thing. Retired Navy Captain Jerry Rostad says, “Memorial Day is the opportunity to pay homage to the people who have gone before us. The military service members who have given the ultimate sacrifice….

Bonanzaville’s Veterans Memorial Celebration honors local veterans

WEST FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Bonanzaville is honoring veterans in our community ahead of Memorial Day. At the annual Veterans Memorial Celebration Thursday evening, the West Fargo High School band performed as people enjoyed a free barbeque dinner prepared by veterans. Military-inspired exhibits commemorating the 80th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor and items from D-Day were on display….

Fargo Park District offering bike rentals

"It's kind of like a small car but in bike form, they are a lot of fun!"

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — If you’re looking to enjoy some fun outdoor activities, you’re in luck. Fargo Parks District has begun bike rentals throughout the weekend for people to enjoy as they stroll along guided pathways at Lindenwood Park. Rentals are based on availability and are offered on a first come, first serve basis. Only those 16 years old and…

Social Distancing: Remembering What We Have

Plus, A New Memorial Tradition May Have Started

  We took time to honor our military service members who gave their lives serving this country this week. Things looked different because of the pandemic. In-person memorial services were cancelled or cut way back, but with the change we could see the birth of a new tradition to honor those service members this morning. Peter Thiel is a band…

North Dakota National Guard Honors Fallen Heroes

For veterans across the country like Major Strebe, Memorial Day is a reminder that the cost of freedom is never free.

MANDAN, N.D. — “We are deeply and eternally grateful to the brave men and women who stood in harms way to protect our nation and defend the values we hold dear,” said Governor Doug Burgum, “Now more then ever, we must never forget that freedom isn’t free.” Retired Major Arnie Strebe never forgets the price of freedom. “For those who…

Fargo National Cemetery hosts virtual Memorial Day ceremony

The cemetery honored fallen soldiers on the holiday with the help from North Dakota and Minnesota politicians

FARGO, N.D. — This Memorial Day is the first since the Fargo National Cemetery opened it’s gates in September of last year. It is the first and only national veterans cemetery in North Dakota. The cemetery had big plans to hold it’s inaugural Memorial Day celebration this year, but things were forced to change amidst the coronavirus pandemic. Still, they…

Local Collegiate Athletes Who Have Served in the Military

KVRR's Nick Couzin looks at NDSU, UND, MSUM and Concordia who have served

FARGO, N.D. — As a way to honor those who are currently serving or have served our country, KVRR’s Nick Couzin looks at athletes past and present from NDSU, UND, MSUM and Concordia who have made an impact in their respective branches in the military.       Categories: College, Top Sports Headlines Tags: Concordia Cobbers, Memorial Day, MSUM Dragons,…

North Dakota Memorial Day Ceremony To Be Conducted Virtually

You can view it on the North Dakota National Guard's website

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota’s annual Memorial Day Ceremony will be conducted virtually due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The ceremony will look something like these of the past, just with much fewer people. Making remarks will be Gov. Doug Burgum, Sen. John Hoeven, Sen. Kevin Cramer, and Maj. Gen. Al Dohrmann, adjutant general for the North Dakota National Guard….

DNR Beginning Phased Reopening Of Campgrounds in Minnesota

The DNR will open 75 remote campsites in state parks for use Memorial Day weekend, most of which have existing reservations. Another 80 remote sites are expected to be ready by next Friday.

MINNESOTA — The DNR says they are beginning a phased reopening of its campgrounds. The DNR is allowing dispersed and remote camping at state forests and some parks. “Dispersed camping is for hardy campers who are used to camping without amenities so you do have to pack in and pack out everything,” Assistant Communications Director for the Office Of Communication…