Memorial Day services 5.21

Written by David Green.

Morenci: The American Legion’s state commander for Michigan will serve as the Memorial Day speaker in Morenci.

Michael Williams, a 35-year Legion member from Eaton Rapids, will address the audience Monday morning at Oak Grove Cemetery.

Williams has served in several state and local Legion posts and is a former captain of the Eaton Rapids Fire Department.

Williams is a Vietnam veteran, serving with the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division.

Morenci’s Memorial Day services will begin at 10 a.m. in Wakefield Park at the veterans’ monument. After a brief service at the park, a parade will travel to the old cemetery on North Street and on to Oak Grove Cemetery for the main service.

Veterans are encouraged to meet at the park and ride in the parade.

Fayette: A Fayette graduate will return home to give the Memorial Day address May 26.
Retired Army officer Raymond Mead of Arizona will speak at the 10:30 a.m. service at Pleasant View Union Cemetery.
The annual Memorial Day parade will start at 10 a.m. at the stoplight and proceed to the cemetery.

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