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Rededication of Veterans Memorial set for Sept. 28

MonumentThe Rededication of the newly enlarged and enhanced Livingston County Veterans Memorial is set for noon, Saturday, Sept. 28, on the lawn of the historic Livingston County Courthouse.

Everyone is invited to attend what is sure to be a stirring ceremony, especially for family members of the Livingston County service people killed in action. The names of those heroes will be read as part of the ceremony. If family members are able to attend, please let the chamber know at 517.546.3920.

The program will include representation of all branches of the military. The keynote speaker is Livingston County Vietnam War veteran John Colone of Pinckney.

There will also be military vehicles on display on State Street, and the event will conclude with 21-gun salute and “Taps.”

Built in the 1940s and located on the lawn of the historic Livingston County Courthouse on Grand River Avenue in downtown Howell, the memorial lists the names of the veterans from Livingston County who gave their lives in WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan. The memorial is also the site of ceremonies on Memorial Day, Flag Day, and Veterans Day.

The memorial enhancement project, chaired by Louis VanCuyl of the Howell Area Chamber of Commerce Beautification Committee, received strong community support, both through the sale of engraved bricks that will be set around the monument, and through fundraising efforts.

The “new” monument has additional seating, lighting and new landscaping. Also part of the project is the “Ring of Honor,” in which the donor bricks will be set.

For more information, contact the chamber at 517.546.3920.

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