Fort Custer National Cemetery

Fort Custer National Cemetery in Augusta will be the gathering place for the Battle Creek Community to honor our fallen veterans with Memorial Day ceremonies this weekend.

Ret. Col. Frank Walker was a guest on Friday’s Richard Piet Show on WBCK.

He says the ceremony will be this Sunday, May 29th, at 2pm.

Vice Commander of the 110 Attack Wing Col. Keir Knapp will be keynote speaker.

Col. Walker says the Hooligan Flight team, civil air patrol pilots flying P-34 Mentors, will be doing a flyover.  He says the Cereal City Concert Band will be performing, along with Lt. Col. Nicholas Batch and the Kalamazoo Pipe Band.

The new director of Fort Custer National Cemetery, Peter Sardo will be on hand to welcome everyone.  “At 2 p.m., we always hold our Memorial Day ceremony where we remember all of those service members that have passed," Sardo said.

The flags will remain at each plot through Monday's holiday.

Volunteers will spend Saturday placing American flags at the graves of the over 33,000 interred at the facility, many of whom are veterans.

Link to Fort Custer National Cemetery.