City of Southfield commemorates Memorial Day Friday, May 27
The city of Southfield will commemorate Memorial Day on Friday, May 27 at 9 a.m. in Southfield Council Chambers, 26000 Evergreen Road.
The program will include remarks from Southfield Mayor Dr. Ken Siver and Southfield Veterans’ Commission President Gerald Houston as well as a keynote address by Raeda Dabaja, Executive Director of the Michigan Veterans Foundation. The ceremony will also include presentation (posthumously) of the Veteran’s Commission Award of Excellence to previous Michigan Veterans Foundation Executive Director Tyrone Chatman; soloist performance by Kymiah Glass from Southfield High School for Arts & Technology; presentation of colors; 21-Gun Salute; 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.
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.