Memorial Day is a day to take time to reflect, appreciate and honor every man and woman that has given the ultimate sacrifice for our nation.

Freedom is not free. Someone gave their life for you and me. We enjoy our freedoms as U.S. Citizens because of the willingness of these brave men and women. I am grateful for them and their sacrifices.

Memorial Day is a holiday—as it should be—where I give thanks for my freedom and remember our fallen military personnel. I have two boys growing up at home. We talk about the sacrifices that men and women have made for our country and why it’s important to understand what that means and to always be respectful towards any military personnel. When we have gone to Memorial Day parades in the past, the fellas understand why we are attending the event and enjoy standing and applauding.

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When I started researching Memorial Day events for this article, I expected dozens of events that I could highlight for you to attend. Unfortunately, there were not many to share. My theory is that the pandemic really shattered a lot of things, including events.

That doesn’t mean that we can’t get back to doing these events. If you have a vision to celebrate the lives and to honor our fallen servicemen and women, you can pull it off. It starts with an idea.

While you are honoring the fallen this weekend for Memorial Day, please remember to give thanks to the Gold Star Families that have lost a loved one for the United States.

Memorial Day Happenings in Lansing This Weekend

Memorial Day Service

Sunday, May 29 at 11 AM

Life Christian Church

2560 Eaton Rapids Rd, Lansing, MI 48911

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Please attend to honor the fallen.

Memorial Day Mass, Coffee & Donuts

Monday, May 30 at 9 AM

St. Jude Catholic Church

801 N. Bridge St., Dewitt, MI  48820

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Freedom isn’t free, please attend to honor those that have given the ultimate sacrifice.

MI/IN Breakout & Memorial Day Bonanza

Friday, May 27, 8 AM – Monday, May 30, 6 PM

Ingham County Fairgrounds

700 E. Ash St., Mason MI  48854

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Mason will be busy. Check out the Bonanza this weekend.

Memorial Day Service

Monday, May 30, 11 AM – 12 PM

Glendale Cemetery

2500 Mt. Hope Rd., Okemos, MI  48864

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Pay your respects to the fallen in Meridian Township. Attend if you can.

Webberville Memorial Day Run

Monday, May 30, 1 PM – 3 PM

ADM Webberville

202 N. Main St, Webberville, MI  48892

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Proceeds will benefit Webberville Veterans Memorial Sites & Student Scholarships.

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