LANSING — Preliminary reports indicate 10 people lost their lives in eight separate traffic crashes during the 2019 Memorial Day holiday weekend.
Lynn Sherwood Waterfront Stadium was ablaze with red, white and blue Monday morning as hundreds of people gathered for Memorial Day services.
Ferry/Voyager students meet local veterans on Friday.
According to AAA, nearly 1.3 million Michigan residents will kick off their summer with a Memorial Day weekend getaway. That’s a 3.3 percent increase from last year and the largest number in almost 15 years.
Two local road races still have spots available for Saturday morning go-getters
Services and parades will take place in Fruitport, Grand Haven and Spring Lake, beginning Sunday.
“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: