Events honoring Veterans scheduled for Friday

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WILX Veterans Day is not officially until Sunday but there are a couple of events happening Friday to honor those who served our country.

The MSU Veterans Day Celebration Brunch is scheduled to take place at the MSU Student Union Ballroom in East Lansing starting at 11 a.m.

The event is open to students, faculty, staff, and the public but tickets are required.

Lansing Community College (LCC) will hold its ninth annual Veterans Memorial Induction Ceremony Friday.

The memorial is designed to honor Michigan veterans, with a special emphasis on those in Ingham, Eaton, and Clinton counties.

This year's inductees are NASA Astronaut and Marine Corps Col. Jack R. Lousma (Vietnam Era), U.S. Army Air Forces 1st Lieutenant Wayne E. Lesher (World War II), and Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant Joseph J. Filko (World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam War).

The induction ceremony is scheduled to take place at Lansing Community College starting at noon.

The City of East Lansing and the Lansing-based 1st Battalion, 24th Marines will be laying wreaths to honor all of the brave men and women who have served or are currently serving in the United States Armed Forces, including U.S. Marine Corps Reserve 2nd Lt. Sherrod E. Skinner, Jr.

2nd Lt. Skinner was an East Lansing war hero who received the Medal of Honor posthumously for bravery exhibited during the Korean War. The memorial honoring 2nd Lt. Skinner was dedicated in front of ELHCC on Veterans Day in 2013.

Four years later; on November 6, 2017; a Veterans Monument was installed adjacent to the Medal of Honor Memorial to honor all veterans from the East Lansing community and memorialize those who gave their lives while serving

The wreath-laying ceremony is scheduled to happen in front of the East Lansing Hannah Community Center on Abbot Road in East Lansing starting at 3 p.m.