Lt. Colonel Kristi Roers was the speaker at the Memorial Day Program which was held at the Brandon High School on May 25, 2015. Lt. Colonel Roers was introduced by Brandon American Legion Commander Lydon Sletto. Kristi Bakken graduated from Brandon High School in 1980. Following high school her academic preparation and education was at Concordia College 1980-1982, Jamestown College 1982-1984, and graduated from Creighton College in 1986 receiving a Bachelor of Arts in nursing and a registered EMT. She then spent eight years in the United States Air Force on active duty as a staff nurse and in a coronary care unit. From 1993 to the present she has been a clinical nurse educator in the Air Force Reserve. Lt. Colonel Kristi Roers retired from the Air Force Reserves in September of 2014 after 30 years of service.
A video of the Memorial Day Program including the entire speech given by Lt. Colonel Kristi Roers can be viewed at the Brandon History Center.