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Michigan Veteran Homes to Honor Heroes During Veterans Day Activities

Michigan Veteran Homes to Honor Heroes During Veterans Day Activities

LANSING, Mich. – Michigan Veteran Homes has announced its upcoming schedule of Veterans Day activities to honor its veteran members and those who served before them.

Michigan Veteran Homes at Chesterfield Township will host Hospice of Michigan at its Home for a special Pinning/Honor Ceremony for members. Each of the members will be pinned and presented with a certificate honoring their service. The ceremony will begin at 3:00 p.m. and will be broadcast virtually for family members to participate. There will also be a candlelight dinner in the Home's multimedia room with an A/V presentation highlighting each member's service including awards received. 

Michigan Veteran Homes at Grand Rapids will host a Veteran's Appreciation Cash Bingo sponsored by Jerry Welcome and the Rolling Rock Ranch in the Grand River Room at 10:00 a.m. followed by a wreath laying ceremony in the memorial garden at 11:00 a.m. Members will enjoy a special Veterans Day lunch provided by dietary services followed by a lowering of the flag ceremony led by the United Veterans Council of Kent County at 1:00 p.m. The public is invited to attend the lowering of the flag ceremony.

Michigan Veteran Homes D.J. Jacobetti (MVHDJJ) will host a special Veterans Day ceremony for members in their chapel. The ceremony will include remarks by Ron Oja, administrator for MVHDJJ; U.S. Marine Corps Veteran Tracey Tippett, 2020 Michigan Veteran of the Year and 2021 Marquette County Veteran of the Year; U.S. Air Force Veteran and MVHDJJ Chaplain Dr. Jim Elenbaas. The ceremony will include a posting of the colors led by the Northern Michigan University Army ROTC Color Guard, a performance of Taps led by U.S. Navy Veteran Charlie Hawes and music by soloist Kerry Yost.

Due to ongoing COVID-19 protocols these events are closed to the general public unless otherwise noted. Images of events are available upon request.