Burgum honors victims of terrorist attacks and fallen servicemen on 20th anniversary of September 11
BISMARCK, ND – Governor Doug Burgum released the following statement today as he joined members of the North Dakota National Guard and local residents to pay tribute to the victims of 9/11 and to honor the U.S. service members in North Dakota who died in the world war on terror on the 20the anniversary of the terrorist attacks.
“The unthinkable acts of terror perpetrated against thousands of innocent citizens on September 11 forever changed our nation, but failed to break our American spirit and resolve. We must always remember our fellow Americans – including the four North Dakotans – who lost their lives and the incredible acts of courage of the first responders and rescuers who braved danger to bring others to safety. We are eternally grateful for their service, ”said Burgum. “We also pay tribute to our men and women in uniform, including our members of the North Dakota National Guard and the United States Air Force personnel stationed in North Dakota, who have fought and continue to fight terrorism. in the whole world. With the utmost respect, we pay tribute to the 29 North Dakotas who gave their lives for our country in the global war on terrorism. The sacrifices made by these service members and their families deserve our deepest gratitude, support and prayers today – and every day. “
The governor observed the 20e anniversary of September 11 by delivering remarks at a ceremony at the Memorial to the Fallen of the World War on Terrorism near the Fraine barracks in Bismarck.
Burgum called on all government agencies to fly the flags of the United States and North Dakota today, and encourages residents of North Dakota to do the same in their homes and businesses, in remembrance of those who perished in the September 11 attacks.