The city of Troy will pause to remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country at the Memorial Day Ceremony on the grounds of Troy City Hall May 26.
“It’s a very solemn occasion,” said Troy Community Affairs Director Cindy Stewart. “We are very thankful and respectful of men and women who serve our country, and (we) appreciate their service.”
Stewart noted that the holiday weekend is very busy for many families, and it marks the opening of the Troy Family Aquatic Center.
“Take a few moments to honor the men and women who gave their lives for our country,” she said.
U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. John Heine, who serves as Marine Corps Liaison at the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Command Life Cycle Management Command in Warren, is the keynote speaker at the event.
“I agreed to be the keynote speaker at the city of Troy because I want to remind everyone that it is more than a day off,” Heine said. “It is about all the men and women who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for this great country and the freedoms we have. Memorial Day, we will honor their memory, their families and the country. I have served 17 years in the Marine Corps and served two tours in Iraq and one in Afghanistan. This is a great honor for me to speak about what Memorial Day means to me.”
The one-hour event will include music performed by the Heritage Concert Band of Troy, the dedication of new veteran memorial bricks and the laying of a memorial wreath. The ceremony will conclude with the raising of the colors, a moment of silence and a benediction.
The Memorial Day Ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. May 26 at Veterans Memorial Plaza in front of Troy City Hall, 500 W. Big Beaver.
- 30 DAYS
- Teens caught shooting paintballs at homes - St. Clair Shores
- Transit center legal question delayed - Troy
- New Kroger could be finished by Thanksgiving - Roseville
- Parade marches on with cheering crowds - St. Clair Shores
- Drilling ordinances ban fracking - Rochester Hills
- Busy weekend ahead for car and truck enthusiasts - Macomb Township
- High school custodian nominated for ‘distinguished’ award - Royal Oak
- BHS recognized as one of the most challenging high schools in the state - Berkley
- Auto accident critically injures Stevenson student - Sterling Heights
- A mother’s dream come true - Macomb Township
- Stevenson student dies after M-53 accident - Sterling Heights
- Sheriff shares latest developments in fatal Stony Creek crash - Shelby Township
- East Detroit approves school uniform policy - Eastpointe
- Three 17-year-olds die in single-vehicle crash at park - Shelby Township