North Dakotans observing Memorial Day; Veterans Cemetery ceremony marks '25 Years of Honor'

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BISMARCK, North Dakota — People around North Dakota are honoring fallen soldiers and military veterans on Memorial Day.

Gov. Jack Dalrymple has directed all government agencies to fly the U.S. and North Dakota flags at half-staff in observance of the holiday. He's also asking state residents to observe the president's request that Americans unite in prayer at 11 a.m. local time and that a moment of silence be observed at 3 p.m. for the National Moment of Remembrance.

This year's Memorial Day ceremony at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery marks the 25th anniversary of the groundbreaking for the site south of Mandan. The theme of the ceremony hosted by the North Dakota National Guard is "25 Years of Honor."

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