A week from this Friday, September 11, 2020,  a wonderful event is taking place at RJ Bohn Armory; 4200 Miriam Ave. Bismarck - 11:30 - 1:30 - In honor of servicemen and women, the Military Affairs hosts Brats with the Brave. There is no charge to attend the event and businesses are encouraged to offer up their military discounts during lunch. Bagged lunch for all active and non-active military personal as well as health care workers and first responders. The armed services not only support our community through safety, but they are a large part of the local economy as well.

When events like this are asked of me, I say "Count Me In" !!!!!!!!! I am all about supporting our men and women in the military. My mother taught me years ago to ALWAYS thank those in uniform, for their service - for their commitment to our country and keeping us safe. We are days away from the anniversary of one of the most tragic events in our country's history - September 11, 2001,  a day when innocent lives were lost to cowardly acts of terrorism - a series of four terrorist attacks on American soil -2 separate planes hit both towers at the World Trade Center, The Pentagon, and in a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Our country was in shock - We all held our breath watching the terrible aftermath. That same day President George W. Bush addressed the nation - a speech that still gives me the chills: "Today, our fellow citizens, our way of life, our very freedom came under attack in a series of deliberate and deadly terrorist acts. The Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, but they cannot touch the foundation of America. These acts shatter steel, but they cannot dent the steel of American resolve"

Save the date, make time for this event, and let's all get together as one and show our love and support.