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The War Memorial Honors New Military Enlistees

Dignitaries to speak at ceremony for high school seniors on May 23

High school seniors from the metro-Detroit area

Our Community Salutes Military Enlistee Recognition Ceremony

Major General Clark W. LeMasters, Jr.
Colonel (Retired) Mary “Crickett” LeMasters

Tuesday, May 23, 2017
6pm: Reception for families
7pm: Recognition Ceremony

The War Memorial (a.k.a. The Grosse Pointe War Memorial Association)
32 Lake Shore Drive
Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236

To honor these young men and women and recognize their commitment to serving our nation

GROSSE POINTE FARMS, MICHIGAN — The War Memorial is proud to host the third annual Our Community Salutes Military Enlistee Recognition Ceremony at 7pm on Tuesday, May 23. The ceremony will honor high school seniors from Wayne, Macomb, and Oakland counties who have enlisted in the Armed Services and will begin their military training after graduation.

The Enlistee Recognition Ceremony begins at 7pm and is open to the public. Officers and senior enlisted personnel, along with representatives from veteran’s organizations from throughout Michigan will be in attendance to honor these young people from the tri-county area in a beautiful ceremony set against the backdrop of Lake St. Clair. Speakers include Major General Clark W. LeMasters, Jr. and Colonel (Retired) Mary “Crickett” LeMasters.

All are encouraged to attend this free, public event.

A private reception in The War Memorial’s lakefront ballroom for the military enlistees and their guests precedes the Recognition Ceremony at 6pm. During the reception, enlistees and their families will enjoy a Military Family Resource Fair with organizations that support our military families and veterans.

Join us and help us recognize these students’ commitment to serve our nation! If you have a high school senior that has enlisted in one of the Armed Services and would like to attend Our Community Salutes, please call Denise Fry, The War Memorial Manager of Patriotic and Community Engagement at 313.332.4056.

About The War Memorial

The War Memorial, located on the shores of Lake Saint Clair in Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan, is a legacy-filled institution with a reenergized determination to emerge as a regional driver of arts, learning, patriotism, hospitality and connectivity. Situated on the grounds of the historic Alger Estate, The War Memorial serves an estimated 200,000 individuals with over 2,000 functions annually, including programs to honor veterans, engagement experiences for adults and children, community events and celebrations, and premier hospitality services. With new programming and innovative leadership, The War Memorial is a unique, dynamic and forward-thinking hub for southeast Michigan with a mission to be a patriotic, cultural, and community leader.

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