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Michigan observes Veterans Day

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Across Michigan, people paused to honor the nation’s military veterans.

This morning, veterans fired a volley in honor of those buried at the Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly.

Several hundred people braved a cold, stiff wind as speakers extolled the virtues of service by the nation’s soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines. 

Retired Col. Kevin Pratt praised the nation’s military who serve in places around the globe.

“To my way of thinking, that’s the highest form of service,” Pratt told the crowd. “Putting the welfare of the nation ahead of self, sacrificing personal safety so that others may live in peace and security.”

The ceremony concluded, as many others did today, with the playing of taps.  

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