Photo Advisory: Victory and guest honor Michigan’s fallen soldiers

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Roger Victory, R-Hudsonville, and Mary Herrema from Hudsonville paid tribute in the Senate on Thursday to those who gave their lives defending our nation.

Herrema is the Gold Star Mother of Army Sgt. 1st Class Richard Herrema, who was killed in combat in Iraq on April 25, 2006.

Mary Herrema and her husband Dick Herrema were Victory’s guests for the Michigan Senate’s 25th Annual Memorial Day Service. Each year, the ceremony honors the service members who fought with bravery to defend the nation’s freedom.

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