Heights hosts Veterans Day service


Photo by Robert Ankrapp
Mayor Dan Paletko (right) and Treasurer John Riley place a wreath at the city’s Veterans Memorial during the city’s Veterans Day service.

HEIGHTS — The city hosted its annual Veterans Day service Nov. 11 at the Kiwanis Veterans Memorial on City Hall grounds.

The annual service honored all members of the Armed Forces, with special remembrance to those who lost their lives in the line of service. The event was attended by several veterans, including members of the Donovan VFW Post, the Polish Legion of American Veterans and the Michigan Veterans Foundation. City, county and state officials joined Mayor Dan Paletko at the event.

Michigan Veterans Foundation Executive Director and Vietnam Veteran Tyrone Chatman served as the event’s master of ceremonies. Crestwood High School senior Reyan Khanji provided the music, singing “The Star Spangled Banner” and “God Bless America.”