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      Communities to honor those who lost their lives while serving our country

      Community members will gather to mark Memorial Day Monday, May 26. The services will honor military members who made the ultimate sacrifice fighting for our freedom.

      Community members will gather to mark Memorial Day Monday, May 26. The services will honor military members who made the ultimate sacrifice fighting for our freedom.

      Some of the events you can take part in this Memorial Day include:Bellaire: 10 a.m.The Remembrance Parade will begin in downtown Bellaire at 10 a.m.Boyne City Area: 8 a.m.The Lost at Sea Remembrance will be included in the Cemetery Services Schedule as noted below.

      Memorial Park, Boyne Falls 8 a.m.Memorial Park, Walloon Lake Village 8:25 a.m.Evangeline Cemetery on Clute Road 8:50 a.m.Dyer Cemetery on Camp Daggett Road 8:50 a.m.Dyer Cemetery on Camp Daggett Road 9:15 a.m.Lost At Sea, Waterfront, Veterans Park 9:40 a.m.Advance Cemetery on Ridge Road 10:10 a.m.Wilson Cemetery on Division Street 10:35 a.m.Maple Lawn Cemetery on Boyne Avenue 10:45 a.m.

      A memorial Procession will leave the American Legion Hall at 11:45 A.M.

      Charlevoix: 9 a.m. & 10 a.m.The first memorial service will begin at 9 a.m. in Veterans Park in downtown Charlevoix.The service will include a wreath-laying, color guard presentation and acknowledgement of local veterans and their service to the country.

      A second Memorial Day service will begin at 10 a.m. that same day at Brookside Cemetery in Charlevoix. The event will feature "The Star-Spangled Banner," the Pledge of Allegiance, Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, a firing party presentation and the playing of taps.

      This year there will not be a Memorial Day parade in Charlevoix.

      Copemish: 8 a.m.American Legion Post #531 will hold a Memorial Day services at the following locationsFlag-raising at the Legion Hall 8 a.m.Nessen City Cemetery 8:15 a.m.Nessen City Catholic Cemetery 8:30 a.m.Grant Township Cemetery 8:45 a.m.Cornell Cemetery 9 a.m.Minar Cemetery 9:30 a.m.Marilla Cemetery 9:45 a.m.Break at the Legion Hall, Copemish 10:30 a.m.Springdale Township Cemetery 11 a.m.Pleasanton Cemetery 11:30 a.m.Thompsonville Cemetery 12 p.m.Cleon Cemetery 12:30 p.m.

      Harbor Springs: 7 a.m.Memorial Day in Harbor Springs begins with a breakfast from 7 to 9 a.m. at the American LegionThe parade begins at 10 a.m. and ends at Zorn Park for a service. A gun salute, speech, and music will be part of the service with another service immediately thereafter at Lakeview Cemetery.Kingsley: 9:15 a.m.The American Legion Post #436 will hold Memorial Day services at the following times:Grawn Cemetery 9:15 a.m.Monroe Center Cemetery 9:30 a.m.Downs Cemetery 9:50 a.m.St. Mary's of Hannah Cemetery 10:20 a.m.Barnum Cemetery 10:50 a.m.Evergreen Cemetery 11:30 a.m. Petoskey: 8:45 a.m.

      Memorial Day Services in Petoskey will begin at 8:45 a.m. with a ceremony at Greenwood Cemetery, followed by a 9:00 a.m. ceremonies at the World War II and Korean War and a 9:15 a.m. ceremony at Mineral Well Park.

      A parade begins at 10:00 a.m. by the 7-11 and continues along Mitchell Street and ends in Pennsylvania Park at the gazebo.

      Following the parade, a ceremony will include speeches, wreath placement, music and a salute. A luncheon follows the events at the American Legion Hall.

      Thank you to those who served.

      Traverse City: 10 a.m.Veteran's Memorial Park/Eleventh Street & Elmwood AvenueCindy Schwartz Walters, who lost her son while he was serving in Afghanistan, will be one of the speakers taking part in a ceremony. Tech. Sgt. Matthew Schwartz, 34, was killed in action January 5, 2012, near Shirgahzi in the Helmand Province of Afghanistan.Also speaking at the event in Traverse City will be Linda Fletcher, Executive Director of A Matter of Honor (AMOH) The Kingsley High School choir will perform during the ceremony.The Traverse City service will be aired live on WTCM Newstalk 580.

      If you have a Memorial Day event you'd like to share please post the details in the comment section.