Outing for local veterans

MARQUETTE– Friday the local Disabled American Veterans of Chapter 22 hosted a Memorial Day outing for 18 of the DJ Jacobetti Veterans.

To start the day veterans enjoyed breakfast the Chocolay River Brewery in Harvey. During breakfast three fifth grade students from Negaunee Middle School read aloud their winning essays of “What Memorial Day Means to Me.” Next the veterans went to the Marquette Regional History Center.

“The veterans that were there for the breakfast really, really enjoyed getting to spend that time with the kids it really was just a special time,” said Public Affairs Officer Erika Flint. “They’ve been really happy, these veterans are from the Jacobetti Home so it’s really wonderful they get out and about and get to see what’s going on out in the community and that they are not forgotten.”

“Our exhibit focuses how Marquette served so we talk about the soldiers, the divisions that left, from the Marquette area, and we also talk about the Home Front and the Red Cross,” said Curator Jo Whittler.

The WWI Remembered exhibit is constructed for the 100th anniversary of the United States entering WWI. The event was funded by the DAV annual Forget Me Not sales and community donations, all supporting veterans in Marquette County.