Veterans honored in Victory Park ceremony. 

November 11, 2021

Veterans honored in Victory Park ceremony. 

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By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief.

VICTORY TOWNSHIP — The Michigan Dunes Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the American Legion Post #76 held a Veterans Day ceremony at Victory Park today. The ceremony honored veterans with particular emphasis on observing the 100th anniversary of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, located in Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, which was a nation-wide coordinated ceremony. 

A special recognition was also given to the fallen soldiers of Victory Township who are memorialized in two stone monuments at the park. The first memorial was erected in 1929 by Victory Grange No. 1099 to honor the fallen soldiers and sailors from World War I. The Grange was an agricultural society organization. Those soldiers and sailors include: John A. Anderson, Frank Allen, R.D. Keith, Carol W. Loxen and William Vogel.

The other plaque was erected in 1948, also by Victory Grange No. 1099. It honors the fallen soldiers and sailors of World War II which includes: Arnold Hargraves, Stanley Hansen, Garland Heyese, Walter O. Lorenze, Walter Thompson and Harold Snyder. 

Some of the relatives of those men were present during Thursday’s ceremony. 

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