Big event held for Camp Grayling's 100th birthday

By: ap
By: ap

GRAYLING, Mich. (AP) -- Camp Grayling is 100 years old, and soldiers as well civilians have been marking its milestone birthday.

Gov. Rick Snyder and U.S. Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin participated Saturday in events. The festivities included 1,500 soldiers presenting arms to the Republican governor and Adjutant Gen. Gregory Vadnais. reports Levin announced $17 million in federal funds for a new dining facility and administrative offices at the facility.

Camp Grayling covers 230 square miles, primarily in Crawford County in northern Michigan.

Training is conducted by all branches of the Defense Department as well as the National Guard and soldiers from other countries. The camp started in 1913 with land given by lumber baron Rasmus Hanson. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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