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Memorial Day in Lake Orion

June 01, 2011

Leo Thomas and Joe Zikewich stand next to the new plaques commemorating their actions in the line of fire. Photo by Gabriel Ouzounian
The sun shone strong for the first time in nearly a month, Monday -- just in time for a grateful community to honor their military heroes, both living and dead.

Annual Memorial Day events included grave-side ceremonies at Eastlawn Cemetery, a parade downtown, wreath throwing into Paint Creek, US Air Force jets flying over and a solemn ceremony at the Orion Veterans Memorial. Whether or not the weather was warm, large numbers of the community came out to pay their respects.

For a pictorial view, please see pages 10 and 24.