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Planning and Economic Development

Contact: John Cwikla

Phone: 586-463-3523



May 01, 2019

Macomb County observes Law Day and Loyalty Day with honor guards, speakers and awards

Macomb County officials and the VFW Macomb County Council today hosted a special ceremony to mark both Loyalty Day and Law Day, national holidays that recognize the heritage of America's freedom and the brave men and women that protect and serve our nation. The ceremony was held at the Macomb County Administration Building and featured several notable figures and groups, including Macomb County Executive Mark A. Hackel; Macomb County Chief Judge James M. Biernat; John Hogan, VFW Macomb County Council; the Fraser Honor Guard; the Macomb County Sheriff's Honor Guard; the Macomb County VFW Honor Guard; and the Van Dyke Squadron Civil Air Patrol Honor Guard.

"On Loyalty Day and Law Day, we celebrate the many freedoms granted to Americans," said Hackel. "But of course, we must also recognize the service of the brave men and women that protect our nation and guarantee those freedoms. On behalf of Macomb County, I thank them for their service and sacrifice."

In addition to these individuals and groups, the event featured Phil Gannia, who read a poem about the American flag, Alexander Hughes, the winner of the VFW 5th District Voice of Democracy essay contest, and Zachary Harmon, a local cadet in the Macomb Community College Police Academy. The national anthem and a closing song was performed by Lea Finley, an 8th grade student at Richards Middle School.

To access photos, click here.

Photo 1: Attendees gather at the end of the Loyalty and Law Day event in Macomb County.

Photo 2: Executive Mark A. Hackel addresses the crowd at Loyalty and Law Day.


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