Snow lightly fell as veterans saluted and residents placed their hands over their hearts Monday morning along Grand Haven’s Harbor Drive, and veterans lowered the flag at the Eternal Flame to half-mast.
As we prepare to celebrate Veterans Day on Monday, the Tribune sat down and talked with two local women who had very different military experiences, but who both devoted a part of their life to help protect and serve their country.
KINGSLEY — Twenty-one shots from an honor guard. The haunting sound of a bugler playing “Taps.” Then, total silence as two more Michigan Army National Guard Honor Guard members folded the flag draped over U.S. Army Sgt. David Feriend’s casket, presenting one to his two sisters.
LAMONT — The Henry E. Plant Camp No. 3 Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War of Grand Haven will conduct a ceremony to dedicate the organization’s Last Soldier marker for Ottawa County at 3 p.m. Saturday.