Patriotism & Military

Published June 8, 2024

SOUTHFIELD — “I’m still walking around in a daze. My wife and I  … it’s unbelievable — nothing like this has ever happened,” Michael Johnson, a U.S. Air Force veteran and Southfield resident of 30 years, said of his new roof.

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Published June 7, 2024

TROY — Hundreds of people gathered at White Chapel Memorial Park Cemetery in Troy for the 93rd annual WWI Polar Bear Memorial Service May 27 to honor a group of Michigan soldiers known as the “Polar Bears,” according to a press release from the cemetery.

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Published June 7, 2024

NOVI — The city of Novi held its third annual Fuerst Field of Honor remembrance ceremony May 22 to pay respects to those who lost their lives while serving the United States in the military.

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Published June 6, 2024

ROYAL OAK — The 80th anniversary of D-Day brings one of the last anniversaries of the World War II era where surviving veterans can be present for the event. 

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Published June 6, 2024

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — On June 6, the War Memorial, 32 Lake Shore Road in Grosse Pointe Farms, will mark the 80th anniversary of D-Day — which turned the tide in World War II as the Allies stormed Normandy beaches in France to wrest back control of the country from Nazi Germany

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Published June 6, 2024

ROYAL OAK — Thursday, June 6, marks the 80th anniversary of D-Day, and to commemorate this day, the Michigan World War II Legacy Memorial board of directors will be hosting an event.

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Published June 5, 2024

NOVI — June 6, 2024, marks the 80th anniversary of the D-Day invasion.

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Published May 31, 2024

ST. CLAIR SHORES — There’s a lot more to reenacting than wearing the uniform. It’s about the portrayal of history and the community formed along the way.

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Published May 31, 2024

METRO DETROIT — Nearly one year before the United States entered World War II, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt declared the country would be the “arsenal of democracy” and supply the free world with equipment and munitions to fight the Axis powers.

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Published May 31, 2024

LANSING/WARREN — State Sen. Paul Wojno, D-Warren, has always had a soft spot in his heart for the brave soldiers who fought during World War II.

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Published May 30, 2024

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Owners showed off their classic rides on the Sunday prior to Memorial Day at an event benefiting veterans.

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Published May 29, 2024

SHELBY TOWNSHIP/UTICA — Shelby Township hosted its Memorial Day ceremony on May 26 at the Shelby Township Veterans Memorial, and Utica hosted its ceremony at Memorial Park downtown on the same day in remembrance of all those who died in service to the nation.

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Published May 29, 2024

ROYAL OAK — The Royal Oak-based Ezra Parker Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, held a naturalization ceremony May 29 to swear in 25 new citizens of the United States.

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Published May 23, 2024

TROY — The public is invited to join the city in honoring and remembering the men and women who gave their lives for their country at 10 a.m. May 27 at Veterans Memorial Plaza, in front of Troy City Hall, 500 W. Big Beaver Road.

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Published May 23, 2024

SHELBY TOWNSHIP/UTICA — Shelby Township will hold its annual Memorial Day ceremony at 1:30 p.m. and Utica at 2 p.m. May 26.

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Published May 23, 2024

FERNDALE/BERKLEY — The cities of Ferndale and Berkley will be hosting Memorial Day events May 27.

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Published May 23, 2024

NOVI — The city of Novi will be celebrating the holiday with its annual Memorial Day run and parade.

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Published May 23, 2024

MADISON HEIGHTS/HAZEL PARK — The 2024 Madison Heights Memorial Day Parade will take place May 25, while the city of Hazel Park's parade will take place May 27.

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Published May 22, 2024

SOUTHFIELD — James William McMahon and Donald L. Harding are the two officers the Southfield Police Department honors each year at the Fallen Heroes memorial.

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Published May 22, 2024

GROSSE POINTE WOODS/FARMS — Memorial Day is a solemn holiday set aside to acknowledge those who lost their lives in service to their country, and in the Grosse Pointes, there are two programs on that day that pay tribute to members of the military who made the ultimate sacrifice.

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