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2020 Michigan Firefighter’s Memorial Service cancelled

Published: Jul. 13, 2020 at 11:52 AM EDT
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LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - The Michigan State Firemen’s Association says it is cancelling the annual Michigan Firefighter’s Memorial Serice due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a news release.

The memorial service was scheduled for Sept. 19 at the memorial site located at 1295 E. Robinson Lake Road in Roscommon.

The announcement came after the MSFA executive board unanimously voted to cancel the service.

“We believe the cancellation of the 2020 Memorial Service is in the best interest of public safety and well being,” MSFA President Keith J. Berg said. “This decision did not come lightly and is a first in the history of the MSFA since the inception of the Michigan Firemen’s Memorial Service at the Michigan Firemen’s Memorial Site.”

The association said all names engraved on the wall this year will be read at the next memorial service on the third Saturday in September, 2021.

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