LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Patrick Colbeck, R-Canton, and the Michigan Senate will conduct a special ceremony honoring members of our military from Michigan who have lost their lives during the past year.
“All the freedoms we so vigorously protect, to be passed on to our future generations, are a direct result of the sacrifices of our fallen military members,” Sen. Colbeck said. “There is never a way to completely honor their memories and truly thank their families enough, and we must ensure that this national day of remembrance never devolves into just another routine holiday.”
This year’s ceremony will mark the Michigan Senate’s 23rd Annual Memorial Day Service. The tradition was started by the initiative of former U.S. congressman, and then state senator, Mike Rogers. Sen. Colbeck, who has organized the event for the past several years, said it is his hope that the Senate tradition will continue indefinitely.
The service will be conducted on May 25, beginning at 10 a.m. Seating within the Senate chamber is reserved for the families of the fallen and for other military members who are directly participating in the event. The Capitol’s main common areas will be open for members of the general public who are interested in coming to Lansing to show their support for the families of the fallen.
A video preview for the service can be viewed by clicking on the video preview screen below: