Memorial Day Ceremony Honors Fallen Veterans

A crowd of several thousand veterans, families, friends and the general public are expected to attend a Memorial Day Ceremony honoring deceased veterans interred at the Great Lakes National Cemetery. The Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly will host the 11th annual observance, set for 1:00 p.m. Sunday, May 29. Brigadier General David G. Bassett, U.S. Army, Program Executive Officer Ground Combat Systems will be the keynote speaker. There will be patriotic music by Men of Grace. The … [Read more...]

Wootten to Oversee Great Lakes National Cemetery Advisory Council

Oakland County’s Veterans’ Services Division Manager Garth Wootten has been elected president of the Great Lakes National Cemetery Advisory Council, County Executive L. Brooks Patterson announced via press release today. The advisory council supports the cemetery by purchasing and maintaining the Avenue of Flags, hosting annual Observances, supporting the volunteer honor guards and purchasing other items and providing other support as necessary. “Garth is an outstanding choice to lead the … [Read more...]