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Michigan National Guard to Host Honor the Fallen Tribute Event at State Capitol

Honor the Fallen Tribute Flyer listing activities run of show to begin at 10:00 a.m.

LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan National Guard (MING) will be honoring service members lost since 9/11 during a tribute event at the State Capitol on August 21 from 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at 100 N. Capitol Ave., Lansing, MI 48933.

The day starts with a military equipment display from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., followed by the tribute from 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. which includes remarks by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer; U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Paul D. Rogers, adjutant general and director of the Michigan Department of Military and Veterans Affairs; State Senator Tom Barrett; and Michelle Anschuetz, co-founder of Project RELO. The ceremony includes a reading of the names of the fallen, a 21-gun salute, Taps and other events. The event is open to the public and there is no charge. 

At the conclusion of this event, Project RELO, a nonprofit veteran advocacy group based in Grayling, will launch a coast-to-coast journey to pay homage to all service members lost since Sept. 11, 2001. A joint services team of Project RELO alumni will travel from Lansing to Seattle and then back across the country on another route, ending in Washington, D.C. on Sept. 11. The three-week trip will encompass 7,054 miles – one mile for each service member killed since 9/11. Learn more at: Task Force Tribute Journey.