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Borek & Jennings offers breakfast and bus tour of Great Lakes National Cemetery for veterans on Flag Day

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Great Lakes National Cemetery. Photo by Ronald Chebatoris, from Find A Grave.

Borek & Jennings Funeral Homes are offing a unique opportunity to all U.S. veterans and their spouses to celebrate Flag Day with a free breakfast and a bus tour to the Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly, Michigan. Attendees will meet at the Farewell Center located at 207 East Duncan Street in Manchester at 8:30 am for breakfast and coffee. Buses will depart at 9:30 am sharp. RSVP at (734) 535-7067. Seating is limited.

Great Lakes National Cemetery is the second national cemetery built in Michigan and the 122nd in the national cemetery system. Historically, the property served as farmland until it was acquired by the National Cemetery Administration in 2002. Great Lakes National Cemetery was established in 2005, and the first burial took place in October of that year. It covers 544 acres and has more than 33,000 interments.

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