Memorial Day services schedule

May 24, 2017

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Mason County veterans’ organizations will hold ceremonies across the county Monday, May 29, 2017, in observation of Memorial Day, a federal holiday established to remember those who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.

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 Cemetery in Custer Township for a ceremony, then 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 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. This year’s speaker is Ludington native Major Tad Reed of the Michigan National Guard.
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