Kloe Ackerman and Jacob Miller (copy)

Hillsboro fifth-grader Kloe Ackerman, right, places a cross on the Lynn Spiering Memorial monument while Jacob Miller looks on at Riverside Cemetery in Hillsboro during Memorial Day services in 2021.

A North Dakota Army National Guardsman who serves as an advocate helping military veterans tap into assistance programs to improve their living conditions will be the featured speaker at Monday’s Memorial Day program in Hillsboro.

Jordan Freitag, an aging-in-place specialist, will address community members starting at 10:30 a.m. Monday inside the Hillsboro Events Center.

A 12-year member of the National Guard and a former bridge and combat engineer, Freitag has spent the past three years working for GoUniversal.

The Bismarck-based company helps the elderly and disabled make safety improvements in their homes that allows clients to remain in their residences for a longer period of time.

Freitag has received the Army Achievement medal, Armed Forces Service medal, North Dakota Achievement Ribbon and North Dakota Emergency Service Ribbon.

He has a bachelor’s degree in business administration and is in the process of pursuing a master’s degree in health care management.

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