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Fallen veterans to be honored across West Michigan with wreaths

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WEST MICHIGAN– Fallen Veterans will be honored in Wreaths Across America ceremonies across West Michigan Saturday.

Thousands of wreaths will be laid at a number of ceremonies today followed by taps and a fly-over.

Ceremonies will be held at the Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, 2894 Patterson Road SE, in Grand Rapids Saturday with staging beginning at 11 a.m.

Another ceremony at the Fort Custer National Cemetery, 5163 Fort Custer Drive, starts at 12 p.m. in Augusta.

Wreaths will also be laid at the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans, 3000 Monroe Avenue NE, at 12 p.m.

The Wreaths Across America event is part of an annual tradition that happens at cemeteries nationwide to remember our heroes.


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  • Common Cents

    If you want to honor veterans, learn from their mistakes and teach the future generations not to be order followers. The military works for people that would rather see you enslaved than in charge of your own life.

  • Mary Herrema

    I am grateful that some brave men and woman choose to follow orders so I am not speaking German,or Japanese , or Korean, or Vietnamese or Arabic. In all areas of life we follow orders and I wonder what “common cents” earns a living doing. My children were raised to follow orders and one of them died fighting for our freedom on the 25th of April 2006 in Iraq. God bless us and our military and all the people who follow rules.

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