This years Memorial Parade starts at the edge of the Business district and moves down Gibraltar through the Civic Center District to City Hall where the War Memorial is located. This years speaker is President of the Blue Star Mothers of Michigan, Lisa Gwilt. She talked about teaching young folks to look at the memorials or grave sites of fallen solders not as just a name on a wall but that there is a real hero behind those name. Members from the American Legion and VFW along with Ladies Auxiliary, Blue star moms and Boy Scouts laid wreaths at the base of the memorial. Mayor Jonathan Dropiewski also spoke and thanked all of the current solders along with the veterans and families of fallen solders for helping making Flat Rock the city it is because of their sacrifices.
We must remember that this is a day to honor all those who gave their lives to keep us free.
“The greatest glory of a free-born people is to transmit that freedom to their children.” -William Havard