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Michigan marking the centennial of the end of World War I

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Michigan Radio

Michigan is marking the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.

Thursday, the audience in the state capitol rotunda paused in silence as a bell slowly tolled during a ceremony honoring the Michiganders who died in the "War to End All Wars.” 

More than 135,000 Michigan men and women served during the war, with the state suffering more than 5,000 casualties.

“I think we have an obligation to remember all of our fallen and everyone who’s sacrificed,” says Major General Mike Stone, the Michigan National Guard’s assistant adjutant general. 

Detroit’s Veterans Day parade will begin at 11am Sunday morning to mark the exact time of the armistice that ended the war.

Steve Carmody has been a reporter for Michigan Radio since 2005. Steve previously worked at public radio and television stations in Florida, Oklahoma and Kentucky, and also has extensive experience in commercial broadcasting.
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