Hoeven: American Legion Fosters State's Deep Patriotism

BISMARCK, N.D. – Senator John Hoeven today said the American Legion’s work to aid North Dakota veterans and their families contribute to a deep and abiding patriotism throughout the state. The senator was speaking during the organization’s winter conference. 

“North Dakota is honored to be home to so many veterans and their families. It’s a great place to live, work, and raise a family, and we’re proud of that. It’s also a great place for veterans, old and new, to seek the support they need, thanks in large part to your tireless work,” Hoeven said. “Service is part of what holds our towns and country together. Your commitment to it is part of what makes our state deeply patriotic. Thank you for all that you do.” 

In addition, he congratulated Wyndmere high school senior Marie Goerger for winning the National Samsung American Legion Scholarship, which awarded her $20,000 for college because of her community involvement. He also recognized fallen officers Bismarck Police Officer Sgt. Steven Kenner and Burleigh County Sheriff Deputy Bryan Sleeper. The American Legion is honoring the two men Sunday at a memorial service.