Memorial Day Observance to Honor Fallen Fort Mackinac Soldiers at Post Cemetery

Mackinac State Historic Parks will hold a brief and informal Memorial Day Observance on Monday, May 29 at 8:30 a.m. beginning behind Fort Mackinac at the Avenue of Flags.

“We are pleased to continue the tradition of Decoration Day at Fort Mackinac as the soldiers would have done historically,” said Steve Brisson, Mackinac State Historic Parks Director. “We encourage all to attend this simple and solemn commemoration with us.”

Costumed interpreters will lead attendees from Fort Mackinac to the Post Cemetery and perform a short ceremony and salute, following in the footsteps of what the soldiers stationed at Fort Mackinac in the 1880s would have done. Brisson will speak at the ceremony while interpreters lay a wreath on Captain Edwin Sellers’ grave. Soldiers will then fire a rifle salute. Afterwards, the procession will march back to Fort Mackinac.

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