D-Day final salute program to be held Sunday, June 9

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LANSING, MI (WILX) In observance of the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the City of East Lansing will be hosting a Final Salute program Sunday.

The program will include a presentation of colors by the Lansing-based 1st Battalion, 24th Marines and 25th Marine Regiment.

The keynote speakers for the event will be Military Historian Richard Cahow followed by closing remarks from retired U.S. Army Major General James Pocock, author of Across the Barbed Wire, according to National Military Archives. In addition the program will include a video paying tribute to those who have served in World War II.

“We hope community members will join us for this special D-Day Final Salute program,” Former Council-member Beverly Baten, one of the organizers of the program, said. “It’s important for us to continue to honor those who lost their lives and those who bravely fought to protect our freedom on that tragic day and during the war to follow.”

The event will be held at 2 p.m. at the East Lansing Hannah Community Center located at 819 Abbot Road. Community members and area veterans are invited to attend. Light refreshments will also be served following the program.

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