Veterans Day is a celebration to honor America's veterans for their love of country, patriotism, and willingness to give the ultimate sacrifice. On November 11th every year, we honor those who have sacrificed so much for this great country of ours.

Once again, the Veterans organizations in Bismarck have coordinated a Veterans Day ceremony that will start at 10:00 Monday morning at the Heritage Center on the State Capitol Grounds. The schedule of events is as follows:

Welcome - Emcee Bob Bird, VFW Past State Commander
Origins of Veterans Day
Moment of Silence

Invocation: Dale Nabben, ND VFW Department and VFW Post #1326 Chaplain

Pledge of Allegiance

Introduction of Honor Guards and Captains/Leaders:

  • American Legion Post 1, Bismarck - Captain Pat Mischel
  • AMVETS Post 9, Bismarck - Captain Lyle Schuchard
  • Boy Scouts
  • Disabled American Veterans Post 3, Bismarck - Captain Dennis Boknecht
  • ND National Guard
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1326, Bismarck - Captain Wally Bolte

Introduction of Veterans organization Commanders and Auxiliary Presidents:

  • Bismarck American Legion - Steve Schilling (Commander)
  • Bismarck AMVETS - Keith Salter (Commander), Rhonda Brunmeier (President)
  • Bismarck DAV - Marlys Morgenstern (Commander), Phyllis Kindsvogel (President)
  • Bismarck VVA - Pat Mischel (Commander)
  • Bismarck VFW - Ron Harmon (Commander), Wendy Schumacher (President)

Remarks: Governor, Senators, Congressmen, or their representatives
Acknowledge other dignitaries

Speaker: Col. Giselle M. Wilz, ND National Guard Chief of Staff and Commander of the 141st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade.

Auxiliary Presidents or representatives place wreaths

Sound 11 Bells - Vern Fetch

Rifle Salute and Taps - VFW/AMVETS Honor Guards
Benediction - Chaplain Dale Nabben

Observe Globe - 11:00AM