Mason County Memorial Day events announced.  

May 21, 2018
Mason County Memorial Day events announced.  
Several events are planned to observe Memorial Day in Mason County, on Monday, May 28.
Ludington: Parade starts at 10:15 a.m. from the Mason County Courthouse west on Ludington Avenue to Stearns Park.
Service at Stearns Park starts at 11 a.m. This year’s speaker is U.S. Coast Guard Chief Boatswin’s Mate (Chief) Mark Szoboszlay of Coast Guard Station Ludington .
Scottville/Custer/Free Soil: 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, where a Mason County Eastern eighth grade student will read the Gettysburg Address. 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.
Memorial Day is a day on which those who died in active military service are remembered, traditionally observed on May 30 but now officially observed on the last Monday in May.

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