**PHOTO ADVISORY** Sen. Jones welcomes local servicewoman to Senate Memorial Day Service

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, proudly welcomed Army National Guard Lt. Michelle McCormick (right) to the state Capitol for the Michigan Senate’s 21st Annual Memorial Day Service, which honored Michigan’s fallen soldiers and paid respect to all past and current service members. Michelle is the sister of Jones’ Chief of Staff Sandra McCormick (left).

“It was my honor to have Michelle as my guest for the Senate’s solemn ceremony in tribute to the servicemen and women who gave their lives defending liberty and to celebrate everything they fought and died to protect,” Jones said. “Michelle is an example of the brave Americans who are willing to put their lives on the line for our freedoms. Unfortunately, many never return home.”

Lawmakers honored soldiers from their districts who died within the past year. Families who lost loved ones were also recognized by the Senate.

The Michigan Senate held its first Memorial Day Service at the initiative of former U.S. Congressman Mike Rogers, who was then a state senator.

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A print-quality photograph of Jones welcoming McCormick is available by clicking on the image or by visiting the senator’s website at: www.SenatorRickJones.com. Click on “Photowire.”