LANSING, MI—Vassar native Army Sgt. Travis Mills, a special guest of state Sen. Mike Green, was the keynote speaker at the 19th Annual Memorial Day Service in the Michigan Senate Thursday.
The ceremony is held to remember and honor Michigan residents who have made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our nation while serving in the armed forces during the previous year.
Sgt. Mills spoke about the importance of unity and why it is important we remember and honor the fallen on Memorial Day.
“Sergeant Mills’ speech was thoughtful and straight from the heart,” said Green, R-Mayville. “It’s not every day we get a true American hero to come speak to the chamber. I am humbled by the service this man has rendered for his country and by the enormous sacrifices he and many others made.”
Mills also met privately with Governor Snyder prior to the ceremony and was given special recognition by the House of Representatives.