BISMARCK, N.D. — The North Dakota National Guard will stream a live video feed online tomorrow morning as former North Dakota Gov. Arthur Link’s processional arrives at the Capitol and his casket is moved into Memorial Hall for public viewing.
The video will enable those who cannot attend the viewing to feel part of the event honoring the former commander in chief of the North Dakota National Guard. Furthermore, it will document for historical purposes the North Dakota Guard’s involvement in the public viewing; it will be the first time in the four-year history of the Guard’s Military Funeral Honors team that it has stood guard over a former head of state during a public memorial viewing.
The video stream will be available from 10:45 a.m. tomorrow, when the processional arrives at the Capitol, until 11:45 a.m. To view the stream, go to www.ndguard.ngb.army.mil/news/videos/Pages/default.aspx. There also will be a link from the Guard’s home page, www.ndguard.ngb.army.mil.
WHAT: Public viewing of former N.D. Gov. Arthur Link
WHERE: Streamed live from the Capitol to www.ndguard.ngb.army.mil/news/videos/Pages/default.aspx
WHEN: 10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Friday, June 4, 2010
Since the 2001 terrorist attacks on America, the North Dakota National Guard has mobilized more than 3,500 Soldiers and more than 1,800 Airmen in support of the Global War on Terrorism. Currently, about 600 North Dakota Guardsmen are serving overseas. With a total force of about 4,400 Soldiers and Airmen, sufficient forces remain in the state for emergency response and homeland defense.