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Posted on: October 30, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Canton To Pay Tribute To Service Men And Women In ‘Salute To Service’ Event

This special event will be held Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at The Village Theater at Cherry Hill, located 50400 Cherry Hill Road in Canton, MI.

This special Veterans Day celebration will recognize military personnel currently in active duty in our Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, National Guard, and Reserves, as well as veterans of the armed services for their exceptional commitment and dedication.

The public is encouraged to attend this free event, presented by Canton Township. Doors will open at 6 p.m. for the public to enjoy exhibited military memorabilia displays and a cookie and punch pre-show reception, prior to the start of the formal stage presentation at 7 p.m.

This year's keynote speaker is Bob Hynes, Director of Public Relations for the Yankee Air Museum at Willow Run Airport. Hynes has also served in numerous capacities as a Narrator, Host, Auctioneer, Actor, Model and Pilot. He is also a veteran Detroit broadcaster. Back in the day, Hynes was a Channel 7 morning show host, perhaps best known for his gutsy street reporting of Detroit’s 1967 riots at a time when the other stations were merely attending press conferences. Hynes’s contributions helped set the high water mark for Detroit news reporting and propelled WXYZ-TV to the top of the news game for nearly a quarter century.

The program will feature musical tributes sung by the Workman Elementary Choir, under the direction of Mrs. Keri L. Mueller.

In addition to the formal presentation, items for service men and women will be collected by the Michigan Military Moms, including individual size or travel size: disposable hand and foot warmers; foot and body powder; Q-tips; Beef Jerky; hot chocolate mix; wipes; granola/power bars; and monetary donations to offset postage. Please note that all items must be small enough to fit a 12” x 12” x 8” U.S. Priority box.

Join us as we salute all veterans, living and deceased, and especially those active duty military men and women who are currently serving in harm's way in far-away places and across our homeland. For more information on the Salute to Service ceremony scheduled on Wednesday, November 11 at The Village Theater, please call 734/394-5300 or visit

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