Local V-E Day events

By: Brian Louwers | C&G Newspapers | Published April 29, 2015


• Warren Mayor Jim Fouts will host an event recognizing all military veterans on the 70th anniversary of V-E Day. The program will begin at 2 p.m. May 8 in the atrium of Warren City Hall, north of 12 Mile Road and just east of Van Dyke Avenue. There will be several special guest speakers. All veterans from any city are invited to attend the program, but veterans of World War II can register in advance with the Mayor’s Office by calling (586) 574-4515.

• There will be a V-E Day 70th anniversary celebration at the future home of the Michigan WWII Legacy Memorial at 13 Mile Road and Woodward Avenue in Royal Oak from 4:30-7:30 p.m. May 8. The event will showcase the unfurling of a massive American flag at 6 p.m. and a flyover by a B-17 from the Yankee Air Museum. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.michiganww2memorial.org/events/ve-day-announce.

• The Detroit Arsenal of Democracy Museum in St. Clair Shores will host an event spotlighting “Stories of V-E Day” on May 9. The museum, also celebrating its first anniversary, will be open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.  The special V-E Day program will begin at noon with an opportunity to meet some of the people featured in our newspapers, along with other guests. Admission is a $5 donation to the museum. Veterans of World War II get in free. The museum is located at 22960 W. Industrial Drive in St. Clair Shores. For more information, call (586) 604-5393.