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Remembrance keynotes Dearborn Heights' Memorial Day ceremony at St. Hedwig

Richard Wolski delivers a reading from the letter of St. Paul to the Church at Rome, "Hope will not leave us disappointed..." at the Memorial Day Holy Mass and MIlitary Honors at the St. Hedwig Cemetery and Mausoleum. (Photos by Gary L. Thompson)
Father Tony Fox, OFMC delivers the homily during the mass of Dearborn Heights' May 27 ceremonies. (Photos by Gary L. Thompson)
The Franciscans are giving communion during the celebration of the Eucharist during the Dearborn Heights Memorial Day ceremonies. (Photos by Gary L. Thompson)
When the mass is ended, Memorial Day Chairman Ron Simpson takes the podium. (Photos by Gary L. Thompson)
After welcoming the veterans and other in the audience, Simpson calls Mayor Daniel S. Paletko up to give a word. (Photos by Gary L. Thompson)
Guest speaker Ron Faulk of the U.S. Army reserves talks about how it is "a pity" that the meaning and traditions of Memorial Day, and the sacrifices of past wars and battles, are probably forgotten and unknown to many in today's generation. (Photos by Gary L. Thompson)
John Lyskawa-Tutro VFW Post No. 7546 Cmdr. Elect Robert Lucy and Trustee David Lee presents a wreath at the Memorial Day ceremonies. (Photos by Gary L. Thompson)
John Lyskawa-Tutro VFW Post No. 7546 Ladies Auxiliary President Elect Leah Lucy and Jr. Vice President Shirley Lee present another wreath. (Photos by Gary L. Thompson)
John Lyskawa-Tutro VFW Post No. 7546 Mens Auxiliary President Michael Spurgis and Vice Presiden Vincent Spurgis are coming up to present their wreath. (Photos by Gary L. Thompson)
Carl E. Stitt American Legion Post No. 232 2012-Post Cmdr Ed Kempisty Jr. and 2013-Cmdr Elect Cass Wegzyn are fetching their post's wreath after being summoned by Memorial Day chairman Ron Simpson (at podium). (Photos by Gary L. Thompson)
Carl E. Stitt American Legion Post No. 232 2012-Post Cmdr Ed Kempisty Jr. and 2013-Cmdr Elect Cass Wegzyn stand at attention after presenting their post's wreath. (Photos by Gary L. Thompson)
Carl E. Stitt American Legion Post No. 232 Ladies Auxiliary President Kim Frazier and First Vice President Mariom Wagner approach the front with their wreath. (Photos by Gary L. Thompson)
Ladies Auxiliary President Kim Frazier and First Vice President Mariom Wagner stand at attention before the wreath they just presented on behalf of Carl E. Stitt American Legion Post No. 232. (Photos by Gary L. Thompson)
Sons of the American Legion Cmdr. William Barnes and Sr. Vice Cmdr. Jamie Frazier are presenting another wreath from Carl E. Stitt American Legion Post No. 232 at the Memorial Day ceremonies. (Photos by Gary L. Thompson)
Polish Legion of American Veterans Post No. 16 Cmdr. John Cortez and Adjutant Jerry McFee have just been summoned by Memorial Day Chairman Ron Simpson to do their wreath presentation. (Photos by Gary L. Thompson)
The John Lyskawa-Tutro VFW Post and Carl E. Stitt American Legion Post joint military honor guard perform the traditional gun salute and taps. (Photos by Gary L. Thompson)
The joint military honor guard stands at attention after their gun salute and taps for Dearborn Heights' Memorial Day ceremonies at St. Hedwig cemetery. (Photos by Gary L. Thompson)
The May 27 ceremonies are concluded by Dearborn Heights Mayor Daniel S. Palekto's and Treasurer John J. Riley Jr.'s wreath presentation on behalf of city officials. (Photos by Gary L. Thompson)
After attending the Memorial Day Holy Mass and Military Honors ceremonies, some have stopped by the open house at John Lyskawa-Tutro VFW Post No. 7546, 6828 Waverly to enjoy refreshments. (Photos by Gary L. Thompson)
People line up for hot dogs at the Lyskawa Post luncheon following the ceremonies at St. Hedwig Cemetery. (Photos by Gary L. Thompson)
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