Memorial Day Ceremony

Cascade Township Invites Community to Annual Memorial Day Ceremony
Cascade Township, Michigan, May 16, 2022 – Cascade Township is inviting the community to its annual Memorial Day ceremony Monday, May 30.

This year’s ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. outside at Kent District Library – Cascade Township Branch, 2870 Jacksmith Ave. SE. The event will honor and remember those who have died in service to our country and will recognize members of the McDonald-Osmer Post #451 of the American Legion.

The ceremony will feature remarks from Cascade Township Supervisor Grace Lesperance and Kent County Veterans Treatment Court Program Director Anthony Torres. The Rev. Tim Dieffenbach of Thornapple Community Church will provide the invocation. The event also will include a color guard of 3rd Michigan Infantry Co. F Civil War re-enactors, flag raising by Boy Scout Troop 345 and music by the Forest Hills Central High School Jazz Band.

“We are honored to gather every year to pay tribute to the brave individuals who have made the ultimate sacrifice,” Lesperance said. “We hope Cascadians and members of neighboring communities will join us as we remember our country’s heroes.”
Torres served with the 1st Infantry Division and Berlin Brigade of the U.S. Army. He has been responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Kent County Veterans Treatment Court since 2015.
For more information on Cascade Township’s Memorial Day ceremony and Torres, visit
About Cascade Township
Home to nearly 20,000 residents, Cascade Township is committed to serving the public by providing the finest community services possible with respect, efficiency and integrity. With the Thornapple River at its heart, Cascade Township is recognized as an excellent place to live, work, play and raise a family. For more information, visit
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