Emmons welcomed former VFW State Commander Eric Halvorsen to Senate Memorial Day service

LANSING—Sen. Judy Emmons, R-Sheridan, welcomed former VFW State Commander Eric Halvorsen (right) to the state Capitol on Thursday as her guest for the Michigan Senate’s 20th Annual Memorial Day Service, honoring Michigan residents killed in action protecting America.

Before the ceremony, Halvorsen, of Sheridan, joined Emmons as Gov. Rick Snyder (seated) signed her bill allowing schools to award high school diplomas to honorably discharged veterans of the Vietnam War.

Pictured from left are Gov. Snyder; VFW District 9 Commander-Elect Donald Rule; Sen. Emmons; Sen. John Moolenaar, R-Midland; and Halvorsen.

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A print-quality photograph of Emmons and Halvorsen is available by visiting the senator’s website at www.SenatorJudyEmmons.com. Click on Photowire under the Media Center tab.