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                                       A day to remember…

               Vol. 138, No. 21
            Visitors to Sumpter
          Township Hall will be greet-
          ed with bright flowers in sev-
          eral new pots around the
                          See page 2.

                Vol. 76, No. 21
            The Canton Farmers
          Market is now open for the
          season at Preservation Park.
          The market will take place
          rain or shine from 9 a.m.
          until 1 p.m. Sundays through
          Oct. 15.
                          See page 5.

               Vol. 76, No. 21
             The Wayne County Land
          Bank is looking to enroll res-
          idents of the City of Inkster
          in a porch repair program
          funded by the Wayne County
          Land Bank.                   Federal holiday Monday is dedicated to fallen veterans
                          See page 4.

                                          Memorial Day next Monday,  vance at their facilities.    United States Marine Corps    and Cady Street and head west,
                                       May 29, conjures images of       In 1968, Congress enacted  will be present for a ceremoni-  briefly stopping at Oakwood
                                       hamburgers, hot dogs, swim-   the Uniform Monday Holiday    al wreath posting at the 1st  Cemetery before continuing on
                                       ming pools, and summertime    Act,   which    established   Battalion 24th Marine Division  to the veterans’ portion of
                Vol. 23, No. 21        for many Americans. But the   Memorial Day as the last      Memorial. A roll call will also  Rural Hill Cemetery for a
            Northville Police Ofc.     last Monday in May serves,    Monday in May.                take place for the "Fallen 22"  Memorial Day service honoring
          Peter Davis was named as     most importantly, as a time to   The national Moment of     Marines who were deployed for  those who have given their
          Officer of the Year and hon-  honor those who died while   Remembrance takes place at 3  duty in 2006-07 to Iraq and   lives in service of their country.
          ored by members of the city  fighting in the U.S. Armed    p.m. on Memorial Day when a   made the ultimate sacrifice.     Plymouth will celebrate the
          council, department leaders  Forces. It’s a holiday steeped in  moment of silence is observed  Celebrations also include  holiday beginning at 9:15 a.m.
          and fellow officers.         somber American history and   by Americans throughout the   the Inkster Homecoming week-  Monday, May 29 with a tribute
                          See page 4.  tradition. The day actually   country.                      end beginning May 26  at the  to veterans at the Plymouth
                                       began as “Decoration Day,” fol-  Veterans Day is distinct   Booker T. Dozier Recreation   Veterans Memorial Park at the
                                       lowing the Civil War, when    from Memorial Day in that it  Center, 2025 Middlebelt Road.  corner of Main and Church
                                       mourners placed flowers on    specifically celebrates the serv-  The four-day event is presented  streets in downtown Plymouth.
                                       the graves of Union and       ice of all military veterans,  by Inkster Mayor Patrick         The Master of Ceremonies
                                       Confederate soldiers. While   while Memorial Day is meant   Wimberly and includes rides,  will be Lt. Colonel Krista
                Vol. 23, No. 21        Memorial Day has also come to  to honor those who died while  food trucks, games, music and a  McKinley, U.S. Marine Corps
            The former Station 885 on  signify the “unofficial” start of  serving.                 special veterans ceremony on  (Retired). McKinley is a 1992
          Starkweather Street in       summer, it is a day set aside to  To mark the day of remem-  Monday.                      U.S. Naval Academy graduate
          Plymouth Old Village may     remember the heroes who       brance, the Canton Fire          The family-friendly event  who was commissioned as a
          soon become a high-end       made it all possible.         Department Honor Guard will   will be open from noon until 9  second lieutenant in the USMC.
          restaurant with entertain-      The holiday was first desig-  be hosting a Memorial Day  p.m. on Friday,  May 26; from 11  She was one of the first women
          ment if plans are approved.  nated on May 30, 1868 as a day  service beginning at 10 a.m.  a.m. until 9 p.m. on Saturday  to serve onboard a U.S. naval
                          See page 3.  to pay tribute to the fallen in  Monday, May 29. The ceremony  May 27 and Sunday, May 28 and  ship, and also one of the first
                                       the Civil War.  By the end of the  will take place at the Veteran's  from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. on  women to earn her wings as a
                                       19th century, Memorial Day    Memorial Center located in    Monday, Memorial Day.         military parachutist and air-
                                       ceremonies were taking place  Heritage Park (directly behind   Northville will celebrate the  borne rigger.
                                       on May 30 throughout the      the Canton Administration     federal holiday with a parade    Guest speaker will be Major
                                       nation. States passed proclama-  Building), 1150 S. Canton  through downtown May 29.      Joseph Tebor, U.S. Army
               Vol. 138, No. 21        tions, and the Army and Navy  Center Road, in Canton.          The event will begin at 10  (Retired). Tebor is the com-
            A million-dollar federal   adopted rules for proper obser-  Representatives from the   a.m. at the corner of Griswold  mander-elect for Plymouth
          grant has helped 27 small                                                                                              VFW Post #6695. He began his
          business owners in Romulus                                                                                             military career in 1970 when he
          build and advance their                                                                                                was commissioned a second
          businesses through the Nest                                                                                            lieutenant after graduating
          on Shook Road.                                                                                                         from    Western   Michigan
                          See page 2.                                                                                            University. During the Vietnam
                                                                                                                                 war, he worked various facets
                                                                                                                                 of military intelligence. After
                                                                                                                                 Vietnam, Tebor served in a
                                                                                                                                 variety of military leadership
                                                                                                                                 positions. Following the cere-
                Vol. 76, No. 21                                                                                                  mony, there will be a police-
            New Police Ofc. Habas                                                                                                escorted vehicle procession of
          Kanan joined the City of                                                                                               vehicles carrying local veterans
          Wayne Police Department                                                                                                along with families and friends
          last week following his grad-                                                                                          through the City of Plymouth.
          uation from the Wayne                                                                                                     The Annual Wayne-Westland
          County Regional Police                                                                                                 Memorial Day Parade will
          Academy.                                                                                                               begin at 1 p.m. on Sunday, May
                          See page 5.                                                                                            28 at John Glenn High School.
                                                                                                                                 Marchers will travel west on
                                                                                                                                 Marquette to Carlson and north
                                                                                                                                 to the William P. Faust Public
                                                                                                                                 Library and will end at the
                                                                                                                                 Veteran’s Memorial Garden
                Vol. 76, No. 21                                                                                                  where a brief remembrance
            The Westland Police                                                                                                  ceremony will take place.
          Department is driving into                                                                                                All municipal offices will be
          the future with the fleet of 20  Members of the Plymouth-Canton Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 558, the only congressionally  closed on Monday, May 29, as
          new hybrid electric patrol   chartered veterans organization dedicated to those who served in Vietnam and their families, will  will banks, and there will be no
          cars now on the city streets.  march in local parades set for Monday. Members of the group are those who served in the armed  mail delivery on the federal
                          See page 6.  forces on active duty in the Republic of Vietnam between Feb. 28, 1961 and May 22, 1975.   holiday.

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