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My Town Lowell: City to re-dedicate renovated Civil War Memorial May 26
My Town Lowell: City to re-dedicate renovated Civil War Memorial May 26

LOWELL, Mich.—The community will honor veterans this Memorial Day on land and water.

The commemoration begins at 10 a.m. Monday, May 26 with a parade from the Kent County Youth Fairgrounds.  The procession will move down historic Main Street, stopping at the Veteran’s Memorial to launch a wreath into the river for veterans who lost their lives at sea.  The parade will resume on Monroe Street, heading north to Oakwood Cemetery, where the city will re-dedicate its Civil War Memorial Site, which was recently renovated for the first time in 114 years.  The site now includes a new 45-foot flag pole and flag, as well as an 1853 Civil War union naval cannon, which has been restored.

The Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War will take part in the re-dedication, which is expected to draw more than 1,000 people.  Student musicians from Lowell Schools will provide music for the event, which marks the sesquicentennial of the Civil War.

For more information, contact Dave Thompson at (616) 897-2533.

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