With traditional Memorial Day parades and ceremonies cancelled, many are wishing for a meaningful way to honor the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Barry County citizen Mark Englerth is helping to organize a way to do just that.
Englerth wrote on social media: “Let's show respect to our Veterans on Memorial Day. We will be meeting at the Gun Lake Community Church on Monday, May 25th at 9:30 am, and leaving at 10 to do a group procession to drive by Yankee Springs Veterans memorial. Our next stop is the Orangeville Veterans memorial. Finally, we will take a beautiful scenic drive into downtown Hastings to the Veterans Memorial Plaza at Tyden Park. We will be escorted by the Sheriff's department, accompanied by Barry County Transit and other local businesses. This is a great opportunity for us to thank the Veterans and bring the community together, and let them know who we are. Any further questions may be directed by calling Mark Englerth at (269) 838-1289.”