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Livonia Annual Memorial Day Ceremony

The event has already taken a place at this date: 
05/27/2017
Time: 
9 am
Price: 
Free

Ages

All Ages Adults & kids together

Location:

Veteran’s Park Memorial Plaza-Livonia
5 Mile & Farmington Rd,
Livonia, MI, 48154
United States

Phone:

(734) 466-2413
Contact name: 
Jennifer Roberts
The City of Livonia will celebrate Memorial Day at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 27, at Veterans Memorial Plaza, Farmington and Five Mile. Join your fellow citizens in paying homage to those who gave their lives in service defending our nation.

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.  

 

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