Dedication of the Veteran’s Memorial Garden

4th of July dedication

Dedication of The Veteran’s Memorial Garden and Heroes Blvd. took place at the garden at 11:00 AM on July 4th, 2020. Those being honored were: Major Louis J Sebille Jr. (MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENT), Cpl. Curtis J. Wells, Lt. Col. Bruce G. Johnson (MIA), Sgt Aaron Cutler Elandt, and PFC Brian Backus. Veteran’s Organizations performing the Honor Guards were American Legion Post 197, VFW Post 9344, AmVets Post 115, VFW Post 6013 and VFW Post 6965-TVO. Mayor Gary Booms talked about the need to recognize the Veterans that gave all to their Country and the hard work it took by members of the American Legion, individuals, organizations, City Hall employees, businesses, City Council, and other Veteran’s organizations to make it happen. Commander Robert Winkel of the American Legion Post 197 welcomed the families of those being recognized and expressed his deep condolences for their loss. A 21 gun salute was performed by members of American Legion Post 197 and VFW Post 9344 both of Harbor Beach. Tim Robinson Sgt At Arms presented each family with an ammo box containing 21 spent cartridges from the Firing Squad Ceremony. A closing prayer was given by acting Chaplin Bil Wells praising those that made the ULTIMATE SACRIFICE. In closing Rhonda King sang God Bless America.

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