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Gov. Whitmer to Join Michigan National Guard at Camp Grayling on June 25 for Memorial Pass in Review Ceremony

Gov. Whitmer to Join Michigan National Guard at Camp Grayling on June 25 for Memorial Pass in Review Ceremony

LANSING, Mich. - Governor Gretchen Whitmer will join the Michigan National Guard at Camp Grayling Maneuver Training Center for the 2021 Memorial Pass in Review Ceremony at 9 a.m. on June 25, 2021 at the Camp Grayling Parade Field, accessible through the front gate at Bldg. 4, Camp Rd, Grayling, 49738.

The Memorial Pass in Review Ceremony is a time-honored tradition of the Michigan National Guard during which accomplishments of the previous calendar year are acknowledged, outstanding performers are recognized and deceased and fallen members of the Michigan National Guard are honored. Governor Whitmer will review the formation of troops as their commander-in-chief along with U.S. Army Major General Paul D. Rogers, adjutant general and director of the Michigan Department of Military and Veterans Affairs.

The Michigan National Guard has a long-standing reputation for mission success which has never been truer than the past 16 months. Even while hundreds of Soldiers and Airmen were deployed supporting overseas missions, the Michigan National Guard has been an important part of emergency operations statewide, including COVID-19 response missions, recovery operations after the breach of the Edenville and Sanford dams, support for food bank distribution operations and community support to ensure the right to peacefully protest in the face of civil unrest.

The Memorial Pass in Review Ceremony comes at the end of the Michigan National Guard's annual training. Annual training is the two-week yearly training period conducted by all National Guard members to ensure mission readiness by improving the skill level of Soldiers and Airmen with military duties.

Media are invited to attend the Friday morning event at Camp Grayling parade grounds and should plan to be in place no later than 8:30 a.m. Media must RSVP to Penny Carroll at 586-842-8424 by 7:30 a.m. on Friday, June 25, 2021.