Sen. Richardville invites local vets to Annual Memorial Day Service
LANSING—The Michigan Senate will hold its 16th Annual Memorial Day Service in the Senate chambers Thursday, May 27, said state Sen. Randy Richardville.
“Memorial Day is an important occasion,” said Richardville. “It is a day to honor the memories of the many men and women of our armed forces who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. The ceremony at the Capitol will allow us to remember Michigan soldiers who gave their lives in service.”
Lawmakers will honor soldiers from their districts who died in the past 12 months. Families who lost loved ones will also be recognized by the Senate.
The Michigan Senate held its first annual Memorial Day Service at the initiative of U.S. Congressman Mike Rogers, who was then a state senator.
Local veterans interested in attending the May 27 ceremony, scheduled for 10 a.m., should RSVP to Sen. Valde Garcia’s office toll free at 1-800-516-0026.
Veterans who plan on attending should check in at Garcia’s office, located in the west wing, first floor of the Capitol – where a continental breakfast will be available.
“We welcome all veterans who wish to be at the ceremony in the Capitol to honor the men and women who have died for our country,” Richardville said.
Posted: Friday, May 21, 2010
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