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Michiganders pause to remember on Memorial Day

May 28, 2018

Wreaths laid at monuments honoring U.S. servicemen and women in Sterling Heights, Michigan
Credit steve carmody / Michigan Radio

Across Michigan and the United States, people are taking a moment to remember America’s military dead.

In Washington, President Donald Trump is marking his second Memorial Day as Commander in Chief with a planned visit to Arlington National Cemetery and a salute to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

Before the late-morning activities at Arlington, Trump said in a tweet that "those who died for our great country would be very happy and proud at how well our country is doing today."

In Sterling Heights, a fife and drum band performed during the city’s Memorial Day ceremonies, where wreaths were laid at monuments honoring fallen soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines. 

While in other parts of Michigan, people are spending the day watching parades or enjoying the last day of a three-day holiday weekend at the beach.