compiled by Melanie Jongsma
Saturday, November 10, 7–11am
The public is invited to the Edward Schultz Auxiliary #697 Pancake Breakfast at the American Legion (18255 Grant Street). The Copper Muggers will be making pancakes, sausage, eggs, fruit cocktail, juice, and coffee. Adults pay $7.00; veterans and active duty pay $5.00; the cost for children 3–10 is $5.00, and children under 3 are free.
Sunday, November 11, 11am
Bells of Peace will be ringing throughout Lansing, as churches, the park district, and individual smartphone owners ring 21 bells in commemoration of World War One. More information and a link to the free Bells of Peace app are included in the Bells of Peace story:
The public is welcome to return to the American Legion Sunday morning for their traditional Veterans Day service, which will be followed this year by a re-dedication ceremony for the restored M5 gun. The Legion will observe the Bells of Peace at 11:00am, followed by a ceremony and the firing of the M5. After the ceremony, the American Legion is hosting a luncheon as a way to say thank-you to the many people who were generously involved in the refurbishment of the gun and the preparation of the new display area for the refurbished M5.
- Artillery project nears completion (July 2018)
- Concrete poured for return of refurbished M5 (October 2018)
Sunday, November 11, 2pm
This year’s Veterans Day Service at the Lansing Veterans Memorial will honor our nation’s veterans and the flag they fought under. The 2:00pm ceremony is a meaningful recognition of those who have served or are now serving in our Armed Forces both in peacetime and in time of war. The service will take place rain or shine, moving into the Ford Hangar if necessary. Lawn chairs are suggested.