Leelanau Memorial Day Observances

The Leelanau Enterprise has a feature on two Memorial Day ceremonies. On Monday at 9:30 AM at the County Government Center (near Suttons Bay) retired Brigadier Gen. Charles F. Briggs, (Ret.) will speak and there will also be a flag raising ceremony.

At 10:30 at the Leelanau Township Cemetery in Northport , there will be a speech from retired Ford executive Jerry Dennis, patriotic music from the Village Voices and Northport Community Band.

There’s also a story about plans for a veteran’s memorial at the new courthouse.

The photo is from Leonard Overmeyer of Overmyer Historicals. The author of Forest Haven Soldiers has some great Civil War history and photos.

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  1. J. Bunyan
    J. Bunyan says:

    This rare book was filled with wonderful local histories and a great feel for the natural environment of the region that tide in well with the pioneer veterans of the Lake-shore. Overmyer wrote:

    “Then, as now, they heard the morning songs of the whippoorwills among the forests of Sleeping Bear Bay; Loons echoed from the secluded beaches of Port Oneida, to the inland lakes of Otter Creek; and at sunset, the cry of the Bald Eagle filled the North Manitou skies.” – L. G. Overmyer, Forest Haven Soldiers

    Anyone who has visited this region will realize how well this local author captured the setting that these veterans fought and died for. A rumored up-dated edition will be a welcome read down the road…

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