Memorial honoring black Civil War veteran to be placed at MSUM

How many stories like this are forgotten throughout American history?

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) — MSUM is commemorating one of the first black Civil War veterans in the area with a statue. Felix Battles was a Union soldier born into slavery in Tennessee and moved to Mississippi during his childhood. Sometime before 1860, he gained his freedom by likely escaping and moving north to Iowa. In 1864, he was one of…

“They Did Change the World”: North Dakota “Farm Boys” Turned Soldiers Remembered this Flag Day

In Honor of Flag Day, Post 2 Re-Dedicated the 164th Infantry Regiment WWII Memorial Monument in Lindenwood Park

FARGO, ND — Veterans and community members gathered at Lindenwood Park in Fargo for a ceremony for the 164th Infantry Regiment World War Two Memorial. “During over four and half years of activation, these soldiers proved that on the fields of international conflict, a citizen solider could excel and meet the best the enemy had to offer and could prevail,”…