- Associated Press - Sunday, May 29, 2016

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) - The route may have been different but the pageantry still was the same in suburban Detroit as Dearborn honored fallen veterans with its 92nd Memorial Day parade.

The parade on Michigan Avenue moved in the opposite direction Monday because the veterans memorial has been moved to the Henry Ford library.

Dearborn’s parade was just one of many events around Michigan. In Sterling Heights, grand marshal Joseph Organek Jr. told a crowd that it’s a somber day - a holiday that wasn’t started for “barbecues.”

The Vietnam veteran says his father, also a war veteran, died in December at age 99. He was supposed to be the parade marshal.

In DeWitt, near Lansing, 200 people followed a parade to a cemetery. Veterans placed wreaths at the memorial and played taps.

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