Sen. Hansen and guest honor Michigan’s fallen soldiers

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LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Goeff Hansen stands in the Senate chamber Thursday with his uncle, Walter “Stretch” Hansen (right).

Walter, a former Army sergeant from Holton, was the lawmaker’s guest for the Michigan Senate’s 21st Annual Memorial Day Service.

“It was a joy to be joined today by my Uncle Walter,” said Hansen, R-Hart. “Walter knows what it means to serve his country. Today we paid tribute to those who paid the ultimate price for our freedom.”

Michigan’s military heroes who defended freedom and sacrificed their lives in the past year were honored during the service.

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