Video: Reporting from the Lansing Veterans Memorial

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Lansing Veterans Memorial
Our video (below) at the Lansing Veterans Memorial includes a trek along the secret path to the statue of Artus the War Dog. (Screenshot by Melanie Jongsma)

A reminder about the ceremonial service planned for Memorial Day Sunday, 2:00pm

by Melanie Jongsma

LANSING, Ill. (May 29, 2021) – Lansing will return to its tradition of holding a Memorial Day service on the Sunday before Memorial Day. The public is invited to attend the service at the Lansing Veterans Memorial, as explained in the video below. Additional links to related articles appear below the video.

Related links

Josh Bootsma wrote an article providing information about this year’s Memorial Day Sunday service at the Lansing Veterans Memorial:


Some background about Memorial Day can give additional meaning to the holiday:

  • Five facts about Memorial Day

The Lansing Veterans Memorial Ceremonial Honor Guard held a private ceremony at the memorial to observe Veterans Day during the pandemic. This article describes that event as well as providing more information about LVMCHG:


Carrie Steinweg’s 2017 article about the Veterans Day service included a history of the Lansing Veterans Memorial and actor Gary Sinise’s involvement: