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Posted on: November 4, 2020

Community, Media Invited to Veterans Wreath-Laying Ceremony on Monday, Nov. 9

EAST LANSING, Mich. — In honor of Veterans Day, community members and members of the media are invited to attend a brief, physically distanced wreath-laying ceremony at East Lansing’s Medal of Honor Memorial and Veterans Monument on Monday, Nov. 9 at 11:30 a.m.

The City of East Lansing and the Lansing-based 1st Battalion, 24th Marines will be laying wreaths to honor all of the brave men and women who served in the United States Armed Forces, including U.S. Marine Corps Reserve 2nd Lt. Sherrod E. Skinner, Jr. 2nd Lt. Skinner was an East Lansing war hero who received the Medal of Honor posthumously for bravery exhibited during the Korean War.

East Lansing’s Medal of Honor Memorial and Veterans Monument are located on the main entry grounds of the East Lansing Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road. Additional information about both the monument and memorial can be found here: https://www.cityofeastlansing.com/846/Medal-of-Honor-Memorial-Veterans-Monumen.

Attendance at the ceremony will be limited in compliance with local public health orders. Masks and physical distancing will be required.

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