Sen. Pavlov remembers fallen soldiers, observes Memorial Day

LANSING—State Sen. Phil Pavlov, R-St. Clair Township, places a folded American flag in a basket on the Senate floor Thursday in remembrance of a fallen soldier. Michigan’s military heroes who defended freedom and sacrificed their lives the past year in the war on terror were honored during the Michigan Senate’s 17th Annual Memorial Day Service.

Pavlov placed flags in memory of U.S. Marine CPL Jeffrey R. Standfest of St. Clair and U.S. Army PFC Shane M. Reifert of Cottrellville.

Editor’s note: The above photograph is available by clicking on the image or by visiting the senator’s photowire.