Burgum orders flags lowered to honor fallen firefighters

Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff
Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff

(Bismarck, ND) -- Governor Doug Burgum is directing all government agencies to lower U.S. and North Dakota flags to half-staff Saturday.

The governor’s directive is in accordance with North Dakota Century Code and a proclamation issued by President Joe Biden, who has proclaimed October 9th-15th as Fire Prevention Week. Burgum noted that North Dakota has more than 300 volunteer and career fire departments across the state, “staffed by dedicated men and women selflessly serving their neighbors in times of need."

The move is in recognition of North Dakota's fallen firefighters and the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service.

Governor Burgum has proclaimed October 8th and 9th as Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend in the state.