Gov. John Hoeven is calling on North Dakotans to observe Flag Day and National Flag Week by displaying the American flag and honoring those who served and sacrificed in defense of the nation.
In addition, the governor directs officials to display the American flag on all government buildings at full staff throughout the week and encourages residents to fly flags, a news release from his office said.
“Since its adoption in 1777, the American flag has symbolized freedom and opportunity for generations of Americans, embodying our nation’s highest ideals of equality and justice for all,” Hoeven said in a statement. “As we look upon the flag, we are reminded of the great sacrifices that have been made, and continue to be made, by our brave men and women in uniform to protect our nation and preserve the liberties for which our flag stands.”