The city of Southfield and Lathrup Village will commemorate Memorial Day on Friday, May 24 at 9 a.m. in Southfield City Hall Council Chambers, 26000 Evergreen Road.
The program will include remarks from Southfield City Council President Lloyd Crews and Southfield Veterans’ Commission Vice President Gerald Houston. The ceremony will also include presentation of the Veteran’s Commission Service Award and Award of Excellence; audience veteran tributes; presentation of colors; 21-Gun Salute; Southfield High School for Arts & Technology Advanced Choir performance; and the playing of Taps by Paul Roache of Bugles Across America. Rabbi Aaron Starr of Congregation Shaarey Zedek will provide the invocation and benediction. Light refreshments will be available in the city hall lobby immediately following the ceremony.
The Southfield Veterans’ Commission serves to: strengthen common veterans’ causes and to make the community aware of veterans’ rights and roles; honor those who have passed on; preserve honor for those veterans of the future; and to assist veterans and their families when in need.
For more information, contact Southfield Community Relations at (248) 796-5130 or visit www.cityofsouthfield.com.