Big event for Camp Grayling's 100th birthday

Jul 20, 2013

GRAYLING, Mich. (AP) - Camp Grayling is 100 years old.

Gov. Rick Snyder and U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow are participating in events Saturday to celebrate the camp's centennial. There will be military ceremonies, music, food and fireworks. More than 4,000 active Michigan service members are expected to attend.

Camp Grayling covers 230 square miles, primarily in Crawford County in northern Michigan.

Training is conducted by all branches of the Defense Department as well as the National Guard and soldiers from other countries. The camp started in 1913 with land given by lumber baron Rasmus Hanson.