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Community honors fallen soldiers

Southfield May 27, 2015

Community honors fallen soldiers

SOUTHFIELD — The scene at the city’s annual Memorial Day ceremony was nothing short of picturesque as the sun cascaded over a group of residents, veterans and city officials who congregated to remember the ...Read More

Plaque for WWII vets displayed at Oakland Mall

Troy May 27, 2015

Plaque for WWII vets displayed at Oakland Mall

Like the men and women who served in World War II — who often didn’t call attention to their sacrifice or service — a plaque with the names of J.L. Hudson store employees who served hangs in a quiet spot at ...Read More

Parade marches on with cheering crowds

St. Clair Shores May 27, 2015

Parade marches on with cheering crowds

With cheers ringing out for the local weatherman, the 63rd annual St. Clair Shores Memorial Day Parade sailed down Jefferson Avenue under dry skies. ...Read More

Woods continues longstanding tradition of honoring veterans

Grosse Pointe Woods May 20, 2015

Woods continues longstanding tradition of honoring veterans

GROSSE POINTE WOODS — The annual Memorial Day commemoration in Grosse Pointe Woods is a big affair, one that draws large crowds that include veterans and their families. “We have been honoring veterans for 33 ...Read More

Fraser family reflects on military background

Fraser May 19, 2015

Fraser family reflects on military background

FRASER — The term “brothers and sisters in arms” describes how solidarity is essential on the battlefield. For one family, its meaning is taken literally. The Squier family hails from Fraser, but the ...Read More

Clinton Township May 19, 2015

Traveling Vietnam Wall coming to township for Memorial Day weekend

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — For the second time in five years, the traveling Vietnam Veterans Memorial replica — The Wall That Heals — will find itself in Clinton Township during Memorial Day weekend. The ...Read More

‘Rudy,’ World Trade Center relic to be part of 63rd Memorial Day Parade

St. Clair Shores May 18, 2015

‘Rudy,’ World Trade Center relic to be part of 63rd Memorial Day Parade

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Bringing together Hollywood, music, military and American history, the 63rd annual St. Clair Shores Memorial Day Parade will step off at 1 p.m. May 24 at Nine Mile Road and Jefferson Avenue. This ...Read More

Veterans celebrated at V-E Day events

St. Clair Shores May 13, 2015

Veterans celebrated at V-E Day events

The City of Warren and the St. Clair Shores-based Detroit Arsenal of Democracy Museum held separate events to honor veterans in conjunction with the 70th anniversary of V-E Day May 8. The date marks the end of ...Read More

New VVA facility is a blessing for local veterans

Clinton Township May 12, 2015

New VVA facility is a blessing for local veterans

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Brian Bobek joined the United States Army in 1966 and found himself in the jungles of Vietnam one year later. Now, as the president of Chapter 154 of the Vietnam Veterans of America, or VVA, Bobek ...Read More

Celebration, recognition will mark V-E Day anniversary

Royal Oak May 6, 2015

Celebration, recognition will mark V-E Day anniversary

ROYAL OAK — An anniversary celebration and tribute will be held Friday in honor of the 70th Anniversary of V-E Day.V-E Day signifies the end of World War II in Europe. World War II had two major fronts — one in ...Read More

Clinton Township honors vets by going purple

Clinton Township May 4, 2015

Clinton Township honors vets by going purple

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Military service is a distinct area of American life, and local veterans are doing their best to make sure they are being honored the right way. At Clinton Township’s April 20 board meeting, ...Read More

Veteran awarded France’s highest honor

Warren May 4, 2015

Veteran awarded France’s highest honor

WARREN — Like many veterans of World War II, Steve Scarsella speaks little about his military service, other than to say he did the job he was asked to do.He was born in Italy and came to the United States in 1937. He ...Read More

Military museum announces upcoming event plans

Eastpointe April 22, 2015

Military museum announces upcoming event plans

EASTPOINTE — While the series of guest speakers and talks at the Michigan Military Technical & Historical Museum may be finished for the moment, its administrators still have some plans for the spring and summer ...Read More