The Annual Marshall County Memorial Day Ceremony will begin at the Marshall County Courthouse at 10:00 am on Monday, May 30th with the placing of a wreath and Firing Squad salute. The next stop will be at the Michigan Street Bridge, south of LaPorte Street. A wreath will be dropped into the Yellow River and there will be another Firing Squad salute.
At 11:00 a.m. the ceremony will begin at the New Oakhill Cemetery.
Pastor Michael Dixon from the Maple Grove United Methodist Church will deliver the invocation. The Plymouth High School Band will play two patriotic song selections and Mayor Mark Senter will address the attendees.
Pam Schweizer-Betz will be the keynote speaker. Pam has been the Marshall County Veteran’s Service Officer since 2012. From 2010-2012 she served as an Army Combat Medic with the 384th MP Unit out of Ft. Wayne. Pam was scheduled to be deployed to Bagram AFB in Afghanistan but due to neck and spinal injuries, she was unable to be deployed.
Pam and her husband, Rick, live in Marshall County. She has four stepchildren and two grandchildren.
The purpose of Memorial Day is to memorialize the veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Please make plans to attend this important ceremony to honor our fallen military personnel.