Casperson invites local veterans to Senates Annual Memorial Day Service

LANSING—The Michigan Senate will hold its 17th Annual Memorial Day Service in the Senate chambers Thursday, May 26, said state Sen. Tom Casperson.

“Memorial Day is a most solemn occasion — a day to honor and remember those brave men and women of our armed forces who gave their lives so that we might live ours,” said Casperson, R-Escanaba. “I am very proud to be a part of the Senate’s service, and I invite local veterans to join me and my colleagues as we remember Michigan’s 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.

Casperson also invites Upper Peninsula veterans for a reception after the Senate ceremony from 2 – 3 p.m. in his Lansing office. Please call Casperson’s office toll free at 1-866-305-2038 to confirm.