Patriotism/Military

Published June 11, 2021

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Before the barbecues, before the crowds drag chairs, blankets and umbrellas to line the parade route, before motorcycles shatter the silence of the afternoon to kick off the St. Clair Shores Memorial Day Parade, another, more intimate ceremony honors those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for the United States.

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Published June 8, 2021

ROYAL OAK — On May 31, people lined Main Street to watch the city of Royal Oak’s Memorial Day parade, which preceded a ceremony in the parking lot of the new City Hall.

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Published June 8, 2021

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — Rose Spaulding views a recent memorial as a way to provide family members a sense of community.

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Published June 7, 2021

ROYAL OAK — While Royal Oak Memorial Day celebrations went smoothly May 31, an underlying saga of controversy surrounds local veterans groups and elected officials.

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Published June 3, 2021

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CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Over 100 people paid their respects to fallen members of the armed forces by way of a Memorial Day service recently.

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Published May 31, 2021

SHELBY TOWNSHIP/UTICA/STERLING HEIGHTS — Sgt. Maj. Robert W. Ferguson II joined the Army in August 1996 as a combat engineer just after graduating from Utica High School.

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Published May 26, 2021

MADISON HEIGHTS — The Memorial Day parade will not take place this year in the city of Madison Heights, out of an abundance of caution over the pandemic. But there will still be a memorial service to pay respects to those who died serving in the military and those who continue to serve.

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Published May 24, 2021

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — In honor of all the veterans who have served the country and the veterans who died during the pandemic, Shelby Township will be hosting its first public event since the COVID-19 pandemic shut down all public gatherings last year.

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Published May 21, 2021

EASTPOINTE — The Eastpointe Memorial Day Parade Committee announced May 11 that the 2021 Memorial Day Parade has been canceled.

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Published May 13, 2021

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Beginning May 1, the plan was for U.S. forces to withdraw from Afghanistan.

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Published May 12, 2021

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MACOMB COUNTY — The projected move-in date for the first veterans is fast approaching at the state’s newest veterans home.

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Published May 10, 2021

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Even though an “unofficial” parade took to Harper Avenue in an effort to lift spirits in 2020, organizers are celebrating the return of the official St. Clair Shores Memorial Day Parade for 2021.

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Published April 5, 2021

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — International officials recently visited Macomb County to explore the viability for a student pilot training site to come to the area.

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Published March 25, 2021

EASTPOINTE — After a year of events being canceled and people being forced to stay indoors and isolated, public events are finally beginning to return. This includes the Eastpointe Memorial Day parade.

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Published March 24, 2021

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — Steve Mrozek has over 20 years of experience working in historical museums across the country.

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Published March 8, 2021

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OAKLAND/MACOMB COUNTIES — Zaneta Adams’ experience with the Michigan Veterans Trust Fund extends back to her time in law school, when her car broke down and she was in need of support.

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Published February 15, 2021

WARREN — “Nick” Joswiak celebrated more than his second dose of the coronavirus vaccine on Feb. 15. It's also his 101st birthday.

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Published January 26, 2021

METRO DETROIT — For many Americans, especially military veterans, the U.S. flag waving in the breeze brings a sense of pride, honor and patriotism.

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Published January 24, 2021

ROSEVILLE — Vets Returning Home in Roseville has been helping homeless veterans for the last seven years, but the last year has been the most challenging of all.

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Published January 23, 2021

ST. CLAIR SHORES — A place for comrades to gather and share war stories, for relatives to celebrate a new member of the family, for people to come together and enjoy a meal or entertainment is now in need of help from the community it supports.

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