Schuitmaker welcomes Gaines Township veteran to state Capitol

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Tonya Schuitmaker, R-Lawton, welcomed Lt. Col. Denny Gillem, United States Army, to the Michigan Capitol for the Michigan Senate’s 23rd Annual Memorial Day Service on Thursday.

Gillem is a resident of Gaines Township and joined Schuitmaker on the Senate floor as members paid tribute to those who gave their lives defending our country.

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Editor’s note: A print-quality photograph of Schuitmaker welcoming Thursday’s guests is available by clicking on the image or by visiting the senator’s website at: www.SenatorTonyaSchuitmaker.com. Click on “Photowire” under the Media Center tab.

PHOTO CAPTION ONE: State Sen. Tonya Schuitmaker, R-Lawton, stands with Lt. Col. Denny Gillem of the United States Army on the Senate floor prior to the start of Thursday’s Memorial Day Ceremony.

PHOTO CAPTION TWO: State Sen. Tonya Schuitmaker, R-Lawton, and Army Lt. Col. Denny Gillem stand for a photo next to the Battlefield Cross as it is displayed on the Senate floor.