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Memorial day parade and ceremonies

May 16, 2012

U. S. Air Force A-10 "Warthog."
At 9:30 a.m., May 28 Memorial Day observances will be held for the Village of Ortonville along with Brandon and Groveland townships. A parade will begin at the Old Town Hall on the corner of Church and Mill streets, and will march to the Ortonville Cemetery on M-15. Wreaths will be laid at the World War I and World War II memorials on Mill Street en route to the cemetery.

The main ceremonies will be at the Ortonville Cemetery following the parade. The speaker will be Ed Gromek, a long-time veterans services officer with the Department of Veterans Affairs. A fly-over by U.S. Air Force A-10 "Warthog" ground support aircraft will take place.

All veterans are invited to participate in the parade and ceremonies. Transportation will be provided for those veterans who are no longer able to complete the march on foot. Volunteers are needed to carry the service flags during the parade. Wearing of uniforms is desired, but not required.

All scout troops/packs and other civic organizations are invited to participate in the parade with marching units (no horses, please). All wishing to participate in the parade should be at the Old Town Hall no later than 9 a.m. Any questions may be directed to Chuck Ellis at 248-462-2326 or Lee Stewart at 248-627-3324.