Sen. Hansen and guest honor Michigan’s fallen soldiers

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Goeff Hansen, R-Hart, (left) and Jim Carlson paid tribute in the Senate Thursday to those who gave their lives defending our country.

Jim Carlson was a gunnery sergeant in the United States Marine Corps from 1967 – 1973, and he was in the Marine Reserves from 1977 – 1994. He was Hansen’s guest for the Michigan Senate’s 24th Annual Memorial Day Service.

Each year, the ceremony honors the service members who fought with bravery to defend our nation’s freedom.

Those interested in watching the Senate Memorial Day Service may do so at, where a full archive is available to stream or download.

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