Livonia Annual Memorial Day Ceremony
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The event, hosted by American Legion Post #32, will be led by master of ceremonies U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Miles Davis of Livonia. The keynote speaker will be U.S. Navy Senior Chief Frederick J. Foster (retired). The ceremony will also honor the 2017 Veteran of the Year, Dan Newton (American Legion Post #32).
Music will be provided by the Clarenceville High School Marching Band under the direction of Christopher Kuhn and Livonia Civic Chorus under the direction of Jeff Swan.
The ceremony includes a traditional Memorial Day wreath-placing. Known to some as “Decoration Day,” Memorial Day began after the Civil War, by proclamation of General John A. Logan of the Grand Army of the Republic. Mourners honored the Civil War dead by decorating their graves with flowers.