Muskegon area residents will have two opportunities to commemorate America’s armed forces contributions – one a Veterans Salute on Wednesday, Nov. 7, at Muskegon Community College, and the other a ceremony on Veterans Day, Sunday, Nov. 11, at Veterans Memorial Park the Causeway.
Both events are free and open to the public. For more information, call the MCC Student Life Office at (231) 777-0216.
Muskegon Community College
Wednesday, Nov. 7, 11 a.m.
Because Veterans Day falls on a weekend this year, a Veterans Salute will take place midweek at Muskegon Community College on Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 11 a.m. by the flagpole located near the main building entrance.
Barb Martin of the Muskegon Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) and the Captain Thomas Taber Colonial Dames XVII Century will lay a wreath in honor of the veterans. MCC student veterans will raise the flag and post the colors. Flo Predko will sing The Star Spangled Banner. U.S. Army veteran Jerry Conrad, an MCC adjunct instructor and local businessman, will serve as the emcee and will lead the pledge of allegiance. Nancy Frye, a U.S. Air Force veteran and the MCC Board of Trustees secretary, will deliver the invocation.
MCC President Dr. Dale K. Nesbary will welcome those in attendance. Christopher Bode, the MCC Student Veterans Organization president and a U.S. Marine Corps veteran who served three tours in Iraq, will provide remarks.
Following a moment of silence, the American Legion Post #9 of Muskegon will deliver a 21-gun salute and, after “Taps” is played by MCC music faculty member Daniel M. Meyers, will retire the colors. The ceremony will close with a Benediction by Nancy Frye.
Causeway Veterans Memorial Park
Sunday, Nov. 11, 11 a.m.
A Veterans Day ceremony will be held on Sunday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m. at the Causeway Veterans Memorial Park.
The guest speaker will be Muskegon County Commissioner Robert Scolnik. The posting of the colors and a 21-gun rifle salute will be conducted by American Legion Post #9, the Marine Corps League Muskegon Detachment #703, and County Council members. Music will be provided by the Reeths-Puffer Middle School band. The Colonial Dames and the Daughters of the American Revolution will lay wreaths.