Locals reflect on the true meaning of Memorial Day and true tribute

MINOT, N.D. – Your News Leader spoke with a member of Minot’s VFW about his thoughts on the meaning of Memorial Day 

“An honor to have come after the folks that have given their lives for this country, it’s an honor to carry that banner,  it was an honor for the last 20 years to live in a legacy and heritage that came from those before,” said Bobby Meager. 

Those we talked to want people to remember that Memorial Day is for those service members we have lost and Veterans Day is for those that are serving and have served in the past. 

Drummond explained everything his mom endured as she lost her brother Lance Corporal Michael Joseph Courtney to war 

He was killed in action at just 19 years old, about three months before he was scheduled to return back to the Valley. 

“My grandma losing a young son. My mom is from a huge family, but a mother’s not supposed to bury their child. I am sure it was with her forever,” he said.