FARGO, N.D. — Members of West Fargo VFW Post 7564 and its Auxiliary will present a check Saturday to representatives of military family groups in the Fargo area. The proceeds were raised during the ninth annual R.O.S.S. (Remember Our Serving Soldiers) event, which took place in March.
Charlie Weible, event organizer with the VFW, will announce the amount raised this year at 8 a.m. Saturday at the Fargo Armed Forces Reserve Center, 3920 31st St. N.W. About $75,000 was raised during the previous eight years of the event, which has grown each year.
Family readiness groups for the North Dakota Army and Air National Guard and U.S. Navy Reserve benefit from the fundraiser and will be on hand to accept the donation.
WHAT: Check presentation to military family groups
WHEN: 8 a.m. Saturday, May 5
WHERE: Fargo Armed Forces Reserve Center, 3920 31st St. N.W., Fargo, N.D.
MEDIA: No precoordination is required. Sgt. 1st Class David Dodds will be on site to assist, if needed.
Since the 2001 terrorist attacks on America, the North Dakota National Guard has mobilized more than 3,800 Soldiers and more than 1,800 Airmen in support of the Global War on Terrorism. About 70 percent of all members serving today have joined since that time. Currently, nearly 400 North Dakota Guardsmen are serving overseas while about 4,000 remain in the state for emergency response and national defense. For every 10,000 citizens in North Dakota, 65 serve in the North Dakota National Guard, a rate that’s more than four times the national average.