Memorial Day Service


The Michigan Senate held its 24th annual Memorial Day Service on May 24th, an important tradition in honor of all those we have lost. Senator Colbeck is grateful to have had the opportunity to organize the event for the past four years since taking over those duties from former Michigan State Senator John Pappageorge. He also wishes to thank the many volunteers who put this important event together.

For this year’s keynote speaker, we were honored to receive Medal of Honor recipient, Spc. 5 James McCloughan.  You can read more about McCloughan and this year’s service by clicking here. You can view this year’s service by clicking here.

If you are a veteran or family member seeking assistance, please click here.

If you would like to learn more about last year’s 2017 Memorial Day Service or to view video, please click  here and here.

2016 Senate Memorial Service

2015 Senate Memorial Service

This year also marks what is commonly considered to be the 150th national anniversary of Memorial Day, previously known as ‘Decoration Day’. To learn more about the history of Memorial Day please click HERE.