On Friday, Aug. 21, 2015, Camp Grayling Joint Maneuver Training Center will host the annual Michigan National Guard Memorial and Pass in Review. The ceremony, a long-standing National Guard tradition will begin on the parade field at 10 a.m.
Founded in 1913 by a land grant from local lumber baron, Rasmus Hanson, Camp Grayling has prepared America’s military for every major conflict since WWI. This Friday’s ceremony will honor fallen Soldiers and display Michigan National Guard units in formation, assembled for review by the Michigan National Guard Adjutant General and the governor.
The Camp Grayling Joint Maneuver Training Center is the largest National Guard joint training center in the U.S. covering 147,000 acres spanning three northern Michigan counties. Units who train at CGJMTC come from both the active and reserve components of the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and Coast Guard, including service members from Canada, Latvia, the United Kingdom, Hungary and Serbia. Many Michigan law enforcement agencies also train at Camp Grayling.
Visiting military dignitaries, local and state elected officials, Michigan service members and Grayling-area community members will be part of Friday’s ceremony. More information about Camp Grayling can be found at MINationalGuard.com.