Green invites local veterans to Senates Annual Memorial Day Service

LANSING—The Michigan Senate will hold its 17th Annual Memorial Day Service in the Senate chamber Thursday, May 26, announced state Sen. Mike Green.

“Memorial Day brings us all together to honor and remember those brave men and women of our armed services who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom and way of life,” said Green, R-Mayville. “As soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen continue to stand in harm’s way for our sake, I am especially honored to be a part of the Senate’s service.  I encourage local veterans to join us as we remember Michigan’s fallen heroes.”

Lawmakers will honor soldiers from their districts who gave their lives in service to the nation during the past year. Families who lost loved ones will also be recognized by the Senate.

Local veterans interested in attending the May 26 ceremony, scheduled for 10 a.m., should RSVP to Sen. John Pappageorge, who is coordinating the event, by calling his office toll free at 1-877-SEN-13TH. Veterans who plan on attending should check in at Pappageorge’s office, located in room S-2 on the first floor of the Capitol.

Green also invited district veterans for a reception in his Lansing office from 12 – 1 p.m. Veterans may confirm their attendance at the reception by calling Green’s office toll free at 1-866-305-2131.