LANSING—State Sen. Patrick Colbeck, R-Canton, is extending an invitation to all 7th District veterans to attend the Michigan Senate’s 17th Annual Memorial Day Service in the Senate chamber on Thursday, May 26.
“Without the service and sacrifice of the members of our armed forces we wouldn’t be able to enjoy the freedoms that we so often take for granted,” said Colbeck. “It is an honor and privilege to take part in the Senate’s Memorial Day Service, and I invite local veterans to join us in remembering 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.