“There is a feeling of pride and joy that those of us that did not serve feel when we are surrounded by veterans,” Fricano said. “I am very, very honored that I was asked to be a part of today’s presentation.”
Spring Lake residents honor fallen veterans at the Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony on May 28, 2018. Photos by Dylan Goetz
A parade through downtown Grand Haven and memorial service at Grand Haven Central Park were part of the Memorial Day events in the Tri-Cities area on Monday, May 28, 2018. Photos by Bob Walma
We asked several veterans from the American Legion in Grand Haven to share what the day means to them.
Memorial Day will be recognized with services and parades around West Michigan. Here’s what is happening locally:
Workers are putting the finishing touches on Grand Haven’s Waterfront Stadium, and while the work should be finished by the summer, changes needed to be made to this year’s Memorial Day events.
U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr. James Butler was much younger when he viewed Memorial Day as a day off of school or work. That all changed when he was drafted at age 18. He said being in Vietnam made him realize “the true meaning” of Memorial Day.
We asked several area veterans what Memorial Day means to them. Here are their answers:
As we prepare to honor Memorial Day on Monday, we asked several people in our community what the holiday means to them. Here are their responses:
LANSING — The Michigan Senate has held its annual Memorial Day ceremony honoring fallen troops.
You have several opportunities to honor fallen men and women of the country’s armed forces.
I’ve been thinking a lot recently about remembering. Several things have triggered my reflection on the importance of remembering.
The weather was perfect early Monday morning for Grand Haven’s annual Memorial Day parade. Traditional bagpipes and the Grand Haven High School band marched down Washington Street honoring those who have served.
HOLT — A man being honored at a Lansing-area parade is an 84-year-old veteran who waited decades to get his Purple Heart and other service medals.
Local vets celebrate true meaning of Memorial Day with 10K ruck