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May 31, 2021   |  

NBC Montana: Tester speaks to Butte veterans, residents at Memorial Day ceremony

By: Mackenzie Quinn

Memorial Day ceremonies were held across Montana on Monday in honor of service members who made the ultimate sacrifice.

In Butte, residents and veterans gathered to remember those lost. Veterans groups placed a wreath on the state's Vietnam memorial at Stodden Park.

It was the first event of the morning, and it involved local officials, police, firefighters and U.S. Sen. Jon Tester speaking to the large crowd.

"Butte's such a big part of this country and such a big part of the fabric of what the United States is," said Tester. "The amount of patriotism and the belief that sacrifice does matter -- it's important. And Butte brings it home every day."

During the event, Tester played taps for the first time in Butte -- something he grew up doing for veteran memorial services. After his performance, the crowd cheered.

He also mentioned the new veterans treatment court that will begin on Tuesday.

Judge Robert Whelan said one of the best ways of honoring those who have died is by taking care of the living.

Office Contact Information

Senator Tester's Montana staff serves the state from offices in Billings, Bozeman, Butte, Great Falls, Helena, Kalispell, and Missoula. Please bring your concerns with federal agencies, academy nominations, and other situations to one of these Montana offices.


Judge Jameson Federal Building
2900 4th Ave N, Suite 201
Billings, MT 59101
Phone: (406) 252-0550
Fax: (406) 252-7768


Avant Courier Building
1 E Main Street, Suite 202
Bozeman, MT 59715
Phone: (406) 586-4450
Fax: (406) 586-7647


Silver Bow Center
125 W Granite, Suite 200
Butte, MT 59701
Phone: (406) 723-3277
Fax: (406) 782-4717

Great Falls

119 1st Avenue N, Suite 102
Great Falls, MT 59401
Phone: (406) 452-9585
Fax: (406) 452-9586


208 North Montana Avenue
Suite 104
Helena, MT 59601
Phone: (406) 449-5401
Fax: (406) 449-5462


8 Third Street E
Kalispell, MT 59901
Phone: (406) 257-3360
Fax: (406) 257-3974


130 W Front St.
Missoula, MT 59802
Phone: (406) 728-3003
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