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Honoring our Veterans

We recently celebrated Veterans Day and all across the country there were opportunities to honor those who served. One notable veteran from West Michigan was President Gerald R. Ford. He served in the US Navy from 1942 until 1946 and remained in the Naval Reserves until 1963. Ford was a decorated Veteran, receiving numerous awards including one Silver Star and four Bronze Stars. Recently, the Color Guard of the Great Lakes District of the Sons of the American Revolution honored President Ford. They asked us to volunteer to document their inspiring sword salute and wreath laying ceremony. Here are a few highlights and a reminder – the next time you see a veteran or active duty military personnel, remember to thank them for their service to our country.