Patriotism

Published December 12, 2017

They put themselves in harm’s way to protect the lives of others, so The War Memorial is giving a special gift to veterans, current service members and first responders, along with their family members.

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Published November 16, 2017

WEST BLOOMFIELD — Though it was a day early, local veterans living at the American House senior living center were honored by the West Bloomfield Police Department Friday, Nov. 10.

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Published November 14, 2017

A medley of patriotic songs floated through the air Nov. 9 as veterans of each U.S. military branch stood to honor their divisions. 

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Published November 14, 2017

Twenty years ago, a group of committed city employees and volunteers decided to pay tribute to those who served their country and gave their lives.

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Published November 14, 2017

Three faces beam at the camera in a photo taken at Shelby Township’s Veterans Run on Sunday, Nov. 5.

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Published November 14, 2017

As part of its yearly Veterans Day tradition, Berkley High School brought in active-duty members of the military and veterans to meet and talk with students for a day.

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Published November 10, 2017

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Published October 16, 2017

UTICA — On Oct. 10, the Utica City Council voted to make two separate parks out of the grassy area adjacent to Utica City Hall that, up until Dec. 13, 2016, had been colloquially called Memorial Park.

The site of the Veterans Memorial will now be called “Memorial Park.” The other portion of the grassy area will be called “Jacqueline K. Noonan Riverwalk Park.”

The compromise came after hours of back-and-forth during two Utica City Council meetings, as well as an ad hoc committee meeting and a Utica Downtown Development Authority meeting.

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Published October 10, 2017

WARREN — Navigating the myriad of services available for veterans through the various tiers of local, county, state and federal agencies can be overwhelming and exhausting.

However, there are resources that exist specifically to help veterans with that task. Many of them were assembled Oct. 2 at Macomb Community College in Warren, where about 60 vets had a chance to meet with the experts capable of offering needed guidance and assistance.

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Published September 22, 2017

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — Selfridge Air National Guard Base provided safe refuge to nine evacuated military aircraft from Naval Air Station Jacksonville just days before Hurricane Irma struck southern Florida last week.

Officials with the 127th Wing, the host unit at Selfridge, announced just days after the arrival of the evacuated P-3 Orions and P-8 Poseidons on Sept. 8 that they had also prepared to aid in relief efforts in both Florida and Texas, which experienced catastrophic flooding in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.

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Published September 19, 2017

FARMINGTON HILLS — Farmington Hills resident William Bollin, 70, can’t help but give honor where it’s due.

The Air Force Vietnam veteran, who served from 1964 to 1970, honors local veterans by arranging Honor Flight excursions through the Findlay, Ohio, Flag City Honor Flight Program. The latest flight was planned for Sept. 20. Veterans from the Brookdale Farmington Hills senior living facility and other metro Detroit veterans planned to take the trip.

Bollin said that other veterans living at Brookdale will be going on an Honor Flight in June.

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Published September 19, 2017

FARMINGTON HILLS — A number of blue star-shaped balloons flew throughout Heritage Park Sept. 9, dotting the area as a symbolic marker of its dedication as a Blue Star Memorial.

A blue star indicates that someone has a relative serving in the armed services.

The North Farmington Garden Club-sponsored marker, a large rock set near the entrance of the kid-friendly Nature Discovery Trail — just beyond the Nature Center — pays tribute to all U.S. armed forces servicemen and women. Michigan has 92 such markers.

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