Memorial Day services scheduled for May 27.

May 17, 2019

Memorial Day services scheduled for May 27.

Mason County veterans organizations will again hold Memorial Day services throughout the county on May 27.

A service will be held at Mason County Central High School at 9 a.m. led by the Custer VFW Honor Guard along with the Mason County Central High School band. Traditionally an eighth grade student from MCC reads President Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. From there, the VFW Honor Guard will travel to Riverside Park in Scottville where a wreath will be placed in the Pere Marquette River.

The group will then travel to Riverside Cemetery in Custer Township for a ceremony, where a Mason County Eastern eighth grade student will read the Gettysburg Address (approximately 10:30 a.m.) From there the post members will travel to Maple Grove Cemetery in Free Soil Township. The honor guard will also stop at the Michigan State Police Trooper Paul Butterfield memorial on Custer Road in Free Soil Township.

In Ludington, a parade starts at 10:15 a.m. from the Mason County Courthouse to Stearns Park.

Service at Stearns Park starts at 11 a.m.

Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering and honoring persons who have died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. The holiday is currently observed every year on the last Monday of May. It is not a holiday set aside to honor veterans, that is Veterans Day, which is Nov. 11.

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