Sen. Shirkey welcomes honored guests for 24th Senate Memorial Day Service

LANSING, Mich. Sen. Mike Shirkey, R-Clarklake, (left) was honored to welcome Master Sgt. Julius Gimesky of the U.S. Army Air Corps and his daughter and son-in-law to the Michigan capitol Thursday.

Gimesky was an honorary guest of Shirkey for the 24th Annual Senate Memorial Day Service. The event is held each year to honor the fallen servicemen and servicewomen who have died in the line of duty.

Gimesky, at a stout 100 years old, was one of the oldest service members in attendance. During his time in the Air Corps, he served at Hickman Field on Dec. 7, 1941 when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. In civilian life, Gimesky worked at Consumers Energy. He now resides in Jackson.


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