LANSING, Mich. (May 23, 2024) – Sen. Sarah Anthony (D-Lansing) released the following statement following the Michigan Senate’s 29th Annual Memorial Day Ceremony in honor of Memorial Day, Michigan’s veterans and those who lost their lives fighting for their country.

“Today is about honoring and remembering the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice serving our nation with courage and dedication. I extend my heartfelt gratitude to those who lost their lives in service and to the loved ones they left behind. Their legacy lives on in our hearts and in every practice of democracy. Wishing everyone a happy, safe, and meaningful Memorial Day.”

Every year since 1995, the Michigan Senate holds a special session to commemorate Memorial Day and recognize Michigan veterans, active military servicemembers, and their families, including our state’s Blue Star Mothers, to express both the Senate and the entire state’s gratitude for their service. The ceremony also recognizes the Michigan soldiers who lost their lives and their Gold Star Families they left behind.