OSCODA, Mich. — About 200 people showed up to the Veteran’s Memorial Park on Skeel Avenue to pay their tributes to first responders, veterans, and victims.
One local man sang the Star Spangled Banner and other patriotic songs. Another brought a boom vehicle from work to fly a massive American flag almost 200 feet above the ground.
Oscoda’s first responders attended in their emergency vehicles as well.
Park Chairwoman Rosemary Nentwig told WBKB this ceremony is a relatively new tradition.
“A few years ago, when we first started this ceremony, people were forgetting. And we made a promise 20 years ago that we would never forget. So we decided to do our first ceremony 3 years ago.”
To cap off the ceremony, the Oscoda Rock Fest gifted the park a check for more than $10,000.