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Dearborn Heights pays tribute to fallen soldiers at St. Hedwig's on Memorial Day

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Dearborn Heights veterans will be conducting a Memorial Day ceremony tomorrow at St. Hedwig Cemetery-Mausoleum.

The veteran's groups who will be participating include the Pvt. John Lyskawa Post 7546, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, American Legion Carl E. Stitt Post 232, Polish Legion of American Veterans Post 16 will be among the participants in the ceremony. Lyskawa Cmdr. Ron Simpson said the ceremony usually gets the involvement of other groups as well, such as Monsignor Hunt Knights of Columbus No. 3312.

The ceremony will be conducted under a tent pitched in the north end of the cemetery facing Warren Avenue, located at 23755 Military. Following a 10 a.m. mass, Simpson, Mayor Daniel S. Palekto and St. Hedwig Manager Randy A. Dolney will speak at the wreath-laying portion of the ceremony.

The Lyskawa incoming commander has invited James Parks to be the featured speaker this year. The wreath-laying will be performed by the men and ladies auxiliaries of the Lyskawa and Stitt Posts, and the Sons of the Legion (SOL). The honor guard from both posts will conclude the ceremony with a 21-gun salute.

Immediately after the memorial ceremony, attendees can go to the open house Lyskawa is holding in its post at 6828 Waverly. Hot dogs and chips, and beer and pop, will be served.

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