The City’s annual Armed Forces Remembrance Day Ceremony, presented by the Taylor Veterans Museum Committee and was held Saturday, May 9. The ceremony took place inside City Hall due to inclement weather.
Special commemorative medals were given to military veterans of the Desert Shield-Desert Storm (1990 to 1991) era, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the conflict. The event also celebrated the 150th anniversaries of the end of the Civil War (April 9) and President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination (April 14).
Between 150 and 200 people attended, including the Taylor Community Chorus, Kennedy and Truman JROTC programs, Taylor Police Department Chaplain David Edwards, National Anthem singer Michelle Pfeifer, City Council, Clerk Cindy Bower, and Treasurer Edward Bourassa, U.S. Representative Debbie Dingell, U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, State Senator Hoon-Yung Hopgood, and State Representative Erika Geiss.
Some of the special moments included the performance of bagpiper Tim McHugh and the keynote speeches given by City Councilman Tim Woolley (a veteran of the Desert Storm-Desert Shield era) and Mayor Rick Sollars.