Photo Advisory: Runestad and guests honor Michigan’s fallen soldiers

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Jim Runestad, R-White Lake, Jessica Ellsworth (center) and Gold Star Mother Debbie Ellsworth paid tribute in the Senate on Thursday to those who gave their lives defending our nation.

Jessica Ellsworth is a Gold Star Daughter and the sister of U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Justin Ellsworth, who was killed in action in Iraq in 2004.

Jessica was Runestad’s floor guest for the Michigan Senate’s 25th Annual Memorial Day Service. Each year, the ceremony honors the service members who fought with bravery to defend the nation’s freedom.

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