Fond memories of town of RegentI’m writing to congratulate my hometown of Regent, on its upcoming centennial celebration June 24-27.
By: Sen. Byron Dorgan, The Dickinson Press
I’m writing to congratulate my hometown of Regent, on its upcoming centennial celebration June 24-27.
When I was 18 years old, I packed up my 10-year-old car and drove 365 miles to Grand Forks to attend the University of North Dakota. When I left Regent that day, little did I understand how much the experiences and lessons I had growing up in Regent would always be a part of my life and would stay with me forever.
I have so many wonderful memories of growing up in a community where everyone knew each other and looked out for one another. There are memories of school, work, sports and neighbors. And more memories of hunting and trapping, fires and floods. But mostly they are memories of my life in Regent.
These memories formed life lessons that I have carried with me for decades.
You can change a lot of things about your life, but when people ask where you were raised, the answer will always be the same. It is your “hometown,” the place that has left with you a treasury of memories that last a lifetime. And that, for me, will always be Regent.
Again, congratulations to my hometown in southwestern North Dakota for the milestone of turning 100 years old.