BISMARCK, N.D. - Some people started Memorial Day celebrations early at the State Capitol.
Hundreds of people filled the Russell Reid Auditorium for the program.
Many were veterans, and they were asked to stand to recognize their service.
A rifle salute and special wreaths were placed to honor veteran organizations.
"North Dakota has served our nations wars since the beginning of the Dakota territory. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the United States entering the Great War, also referred to the war to end all wars, World War I," said Maj. Gen. Alan Dohrmann, North Dakota National Guard.
Several keynote speakers also talked about the importance of the day.