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Middleville Lions 61st Memorial Day parade and ceremonies remember all those who served

For the 61st time the Middleville Lions Club sponsored Middleville’s Memorial Day Parade and ceremonies recognizing all those who served in the military, especially the veterans who died serving their country. Below are some photos of the event.

 

 

 

Photos, from upper left:  Grand Marshal for this year’s parade, honored veteran Cpl. Rose (LaBin) Caton, U.S. Marines.

 

Special parade guest Cpl. Josh Hoffman, U.S. Marines, arrives at Mt. Hope Cemetery for the ceremonies.

 

U.S. Navy veteran Robert Buys, who served in Viet Nam, goes over his remarks before Memorial Day ceremonies begin at Mt. Hope Cemetery.

 

Every parade needs a bright red fire engine. This one is from Thornapple Township Emergency Services.

 

Barry County Transit Trolley carries the community's Gold Star families: the Bob and Donna Roush family, Don and Candice Carver family and Dick and Linda Curtis family, proud parents of Cpl. Nicholas Roush, SPC Dane Carver and Sgt. Ryan Curtis

 

McFall Elementary second grade students sing and sign the National Anthem with the TK band playing for them.

 

Sgt. Ryan Curtis’s sister Kelly Curtis lays a wreath at the Thornapple Township Veterans Memorial to recognize and honor all veterans.

 

Remember all those who served.

 

U.S. Navy veteran Roberts Buys places a white flower at the veterans monument at Mt. Hope Cemetery during the Memorial Day ceremony following the parade Monday.

 

Below: A 21-gun salute was performed during Memorial Day services in Middleville to remember and honor all those in the military who died in the service of their country.

 

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