LANSING—The Michigan Senate will hold its 17th Annual Memorial Day Service in the Senate chamber Thursday, May 26, said state Sen. Joe Hune.
“I am proud to take part in the Senate’s Memorial Day Service to honor the brave members of the military from Michigan who lost their lives fighting for us,” said Hune, R-Hamburg. “This is a very special day, and I invite local veterans to join us in remembrance of our fallen heroes.”
Lawmakers will honor soldiers from their districts who died during the past 12 months. Families who lost loved ones will also be recognized by the Senate.
The Michigan Senate held its first annual Memorial Day Service at the initiative of U.S. Congressman Mike Rogers, who was then a state senator.
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.
Hune also invites District 22 veterans for a reception after the Senate ceremony from 11:15 – 12:30 p.m. in his Lansing office. Please call Hune's office toll free at 1- 855-Joe-Hune (855-563-4863) to confirm.