Veterans Day Celebrated Throughout Mid-Michigan
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Sunday was spent honoring the sacrifices of those who have served our country. Nationwide and locally we thanked our veterans.
In more than two hundred locations across the country, the names of fallen soldiers were read during Veterans Day ceremonies.
In Lansing, Iraq War veteran Eric Calley organized a reading at the American Legion Post.
"Reading the names like this, it makes people realize that you can't take freedom for granted. I've paid a dear price for people to have freedom here in this country, and men throughout our great nation have paid the ultimate price. As I said, 1.2 million names are recorded - you know far more have fallen to try and keep freedom here."
At the memorial, two people read off hundreds of names.
Names were also read at other mid-Michigan locations, including Eaton Rapids, Williamston, Charlotte, and Owosso.
The fifth annual Veterans Day parade in Ingham County was held in Mason Sunday afternoon. The parade began at Rayner Park and went around the courthouse. Over seventy veterans from World War II to the present participated in the parade.
Historic military vehicles and artifacts were also on display.