Senate preparing to hold 21st Annual Memorial Day Service

LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan Senate will hold its 21st Annual Memorial Day Service in the Senate chamber on Thursday, May 21, said state Sen. Mike Kowall.

“We must never forget those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country,” said Kowall, R-White Lake. “The Senate’s Annual Memorial Day Service is a solemn ceremony devoted to honoring the lives of the heroic men and women who fought to defend our freedom.”

Lawmakers will honor soldiers from their districts who died in 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 former U.S. Congressman Mike Rogers, who was then a state senator.

Local veterans service organizations interested in posting their colors at the May 21 ceremony, scheduled for 10 a.m., should RSVP to Kowall’s office toll free at 1-866-301-6515 by noon on May 18.