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New event honors northern Michigan veterans

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KALKASKA, Mich. (WPBN/WGTU) -- On Friday night northern Michigan veterans and active duty members were honored for their service.

Kalkaska High School held the first annual Guardian Game against Grayling High School.

It's a new event dedicated to celebrating the brave men and women of our military.

Before kick-off the school held a flag raising ceremony at the future site of a patriot plaza at KHS.

The plaza will honor KHS students in the military.

"It's a tremendous honor to be among the veterans assembled here," said Michigan Heritage Foundation Member Jerry Cannon. "Great people who have made tremendous selfless service and sacrifice and commitment to our country."

"I thought it was a great opportunity to honor those who came before me," said Camp Grayling Deputy Commander Theresa Brown. "The World War II, World War I, Korea, Vietnam vets and to talk to high school students going forward who may end up serving in the military."

Cannon said they hope to have the patriot plaza completed by next years guardian game.

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