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May 19, 2022, Canton, MI – The Canton Fire Department’s Honor Guard will be hosting a Memorial Day service to be held on Monday, May 30, 2022, at 10 a.m. The event will take place at the Veteran’s Memorial Center located in Heritage Park (directly behind the Canton Administration Building), 1150 S. Canton Center Road, in Canton.
Representatives from the United States Marine Corps will be present for a ceremonial wreath posting at the 1st Battalion 24th Marine Division Memorial. A roll call will also take place for the “Fallen 22” Marines that were deployed for duty in 2006-07 to Iraq and made the ultimate sacrifice.
The Marine Corps honor guard will be unveiling the “Corporal Hoffman Bench” in honor of Corporal Josh Hoffman. Corporal Hoffman was wounded in Iraq while deployed with 1/24 Marines and recently succumbed to his injuries.
The public is invited to attend this memorial service honoring the Marines and all service members who put our great nation before their own lives.