Wednesday, May 29, 2024

A grateful nation

 Communities mark Memorial Day with parades, ceremonies

Memorial Day in area communities was marked Monday with parades and ceremonies to pay tribute to those who gave their lives in service for our country and our veterans.  In Plymouth, fallen servicemembers were honored with a parade up Main Street followed by a ceremony at Veterans Park, located in front of the Plymouth Arts and Recreation Complex. Participants said the ceremony was moving tribute that reminded participants of the ultimate sacrifice so many made for our country to protect our freedom. Masters of Ceremonies were Lt. Colonel Krista McKinley, and World War II veteran Col. Charlie Cone. The ceremony included the laying of the wreaths at the veterans’ Memorials Memorial and playing of taps. In Northville, spectators lined downtown streets to show support for veterans and mourn those who gave their lives in support of their country. Parade marchers stopped briefly at Oakwood Cemetery and continued to Rural Hill Cemetery in the city where a memorial service honoring the fallen took place.