Memorial Day Services
Grass Lake’s annual Memorial Day Services honoring those Veterans who are no longer with us will take place Monday morning, May 29th at 10:00 am at the Veteran’s Memorial next to the Library. Following activities at the Veterans Memorial, a procession will take place to the East cemetery . Once at the East Cemetery, the services will continue, including playing of Taps and a roll call of all the Veterans buried in the East Cemetery.
The Grass Lake Chapters of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars will be dedicating their brick walkway in addition to the normal Memorial Day Services.
The new walkway features bricks donated in honor of Veterans. One of the goals of the project was to have enough donations and funds to be able to lay a brick for every veteran buried within the Grass Lake Cemeteries. Rex Murdock said they met their goals and they were able to engrave a brick for all 304 Veterans. The original goals was 291, however since starting, they discovered additional names.
Altogether, there are approximately 525 engraved bricks. The Memorial will hold up to 750 bricks and was designed to be continually updated as new bricks are sponsored.
Anyone interested in having a Veterans named engraved on a brick can get more information: www.grasslakechamber.org/veterans-brick.html email:
GrassLakeVeteransMemorial@gmail.com or call (517) 392-3322.
On Memorial Day, flags are to be flown at half-staff from sunrise until noon. At noon, the flag is raised to its peak.
The flag is flown at half-staff in the morning in honor and memory of all those who have made the supreme sacrifice of life in serving our country.
The flag flies tall and proud in the afternoon to signify that through their sacrifices, our country remains free and independent.
Please take time this weekend to remember and honor the more than 1 million service members that have given their lives in the service of our country.
At the moment the flag passes in a parade or procession, all persons should show respect by standing at attention facing the flag with their right hand over their hearts. Military personnel or veterans should face the flag and render their formal salute.