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Hoeven proclaims Monday as day of prayer

In accordance with a proclamation signed by President Barack Obama, North Dakota Gov. John Hoeven declared Memorial Day a day of prayer, and he directed state government agencies to fly the state and national flags at half-staff.

In accordance with a proclamation signed by President Barack Obama, North Dakota Gov. John Hoeven declared Memorial Day a day of prayer, and he directed state government agencies to fly the state and national flags at half-staff.

Hoeven has also called on state residents to observe Obama's request that Americans unite for prayer at 11 a.m. Monday and that a National Moment of Remembrance be observed at 3 p.m.

Hoeven will commemorate Memorial Day by attending a 10:30 a.m. observance at the Veterans Memorial located on the Capitol grounds. He will also attend a ceremony at noon at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery south of Mandan.

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