veterans

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…

Memorial Day events will look different amid coronavirus pandemic

FARGO, N.D. — The COVID-19 pandemic won’t prevent local veteran organizations from honoring fallen service members this Memorial Day. U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs Fargo National Cemetery will hold it’s inaugural Memorial Day event online, sharing the celebration with the public through Facebook at 2 p.m. North Dakota Congressman Kelly Armstrong will be the keynote speaker, and both North Dakota…

West Fargo VFW Raises Cash For Veterans At St.Patrick’s Day Celebration

The West Fargo VFW Will Be Hosting A Celebration For The Veterans Of The Vietnam War On March 29th.

WEST FARGO, N.D. — The West Fargo VFW is celebrating St.Patrick’s Day early this year. The bar served Beer and Irish Stew to all the hungry people coming in. The gun is a 1907 Remington Model 8 .32 cal. The money raised from the auction goes back to funding the VFW’s Military Order of the Cootie. The group is set…

Veterans Honor Flight Hosts An Event To Raise Money

The organization hosts events all year round in order to be able to fund the trips.

FARGO, N.D.- The event featured a soup cook off, silent auction and a bake sale. The organization hosts events all year round in order to be able to fund the trips. Due to concerns over the Coronavirus, the organization had to postpone its April flight. About 97 veterans were scheduled to be on the upcoming trip. “We’ve had to contact…

ND/MN Honor Flight Cancelled Due to Risk of COVID-19

Veterans Honor Flight of ND/MN was scheduled for April 26th - 27th.

All National Honor Flight trips have been suspended through April, 30 due to the high risk of COVID-19 exposure. The Honor Flight Network made the announcement Wednesday morning. The Veterans Honor Flight of ND/MN was scheduled for April 26 and 27. The Board of Directors is working to contact anyone who was scheduled for this trip to inform them of…

West Fargo VFW Hosts Super Bowl Party

Fans cheered on the Chiefs and 49ers in Super Bowl 54

WEST FARGO, N.D. — People packed into West Fargo’s VFW to watch the biggest Sunday night in sports television. Eric Jorgenson, who helps keep the place running on such a busy night, says it takes a lot of work. “So as you can see a brand new building, doesn’t look like your average VFW, we changed our liquor license back…

Fargo AMVETS New Years Day Celebration

It's an annual event for the Post 7 building

FARGO, N.D. — The sound of music, the smell of good food and the sight of smiles of people dancing and laughing over jokes. It’s the annual Fargo American Veterans New Years Day Celebration, at the AMVETS Post 7 building. For Veterans like Steve Leedahl who served in the Army in Vietnam for a year says it’s important to help…

Wreath Ceremony Is Held At The Veteran Cemetery

Remembering and honoring those who have fallen.

FARGO, N.D.- Weather conditions made it difficult, but not impossible for the 199th ANG Cadet Squadron, the West Fargo VFW Honor Guard and members of the community to hold a ceremony. They¬† laid wreaths honoring and remembering those who have fallen. “Today we’re doing what’s called Wreaths Across America, where our biggest mission is to honor those that have fallen,…

Veterans Honored At Wreaths Across America

This Is The Fifth Year They've Taken Part In The Honoring

DETROIT LAKES, MINN. — A crowd of people grouped in the frigid cold at the Veterans Memorial Park in Detroit Lakes to honor all branches of the military in remembrance for all those who serve our country. This event is just one of the hundreds across the county as people hang a wreath for each branch. “This is a small…