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Memorial Day ceremonies in Michigan

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Memorial Day honors Americans who died while defending the nation and its values.

Michigan has two VA national cemeteries where guests can take part and view ceremonies.

Fort Custer National Cemetery in Augusta will have a ceremony on May 26th at 2:00 PM.

The Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly will have a ceremony on May 26th at 1:00 PM.

The National Cemetery Administration will host Memorial Day ceremonies at VA national cemeteries across the country with the help of local communities.

For those who are traveling out of state, check out the 2019 Memorial Day Ceremonies website at https://www.cem.va.gov/cem/ceremony/2019_Memorial_Day.asp.

Memorial Day is a day that allows Americans to remember fallen heroes who put service before self.

The federal holiday was formerly known as Decoration Day.

It started to honor Union and Confederate soldiers following the American Civil War, but expanded after World War I to honor Americans who have died in all wars.

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