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Patriotism/Military

Published May 21, 2018

UTICA — The Woman’s Life Chapter 911 Macomb Angels hosted a meat raffle to support veterans and other causes May 15 at the American Legion Hall, 46146 Cass Ave. in Utica.

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Published May 15, 2018

OAKLAND TOWNSHIP — Construction progress is well underway on the new Veterans Tribute on Adams Road, south of Silverbell Road. A dedication is planned for 7:30 p.m. July 31. “This will be a very special event,” organizer Terry Gonser said. All are welcome to attend the ceremony, which will include several speakers.

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Published May 15, 2018

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — Memorial Day is such a significant holiday for The War Memorial that it has now become a week’s worth of special events that bring members of the military and the community together.

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Published May 1, 2018

ROYAL OAK — From 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. May 5 and May 12, the Royal Oak Memorial Society is inviting the public to help clean veterans’ graves at Oakview Cemetery.

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Published April 27, 2018

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Roger D’Eath grew up with hydroplane racing in his blood.

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Published April 27, 2018

MADISON HEIGHTS — Ken Thweatt served with the U.S. Air Force in Vietnam, flying a chopper on search and rescue missions and attaining the rank of captain. He served his country for six years and then returned home — only to find himself vilified by fellow Americans.  

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Published April 13, 2018

CENTER LINE — It’s fitting that in the space once home to Our Dad’s Place, Dan Snyder hung photos of his own dad and grandfather, both veterans of the U.S. Navy, in a “Hall of Heroes” along the back of his new cafe.

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Published April 2, 2018

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — Donald Secord was 17 when he enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1946. It might have been after the end of World War II, but Secord still traveled the world as a fireman first class.

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Published March 9, 2018

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Organizers of the 66th annual St. Clair Shores Memorial Day Parade are getting ready with the announcement of this year’s grand marshal, Vito “Bill” Pellegrino.

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Published March 9, 2018

WARREN — Many things changed when the U.S. entered World War II in December 1941. Facing a new year with conflicts raging on the far side of two oceans, American industry clamored to retool, as the military geared up for the daunting task of equipping its war fighters for head-to-head combat with foes who, at the time, were vastly better equipped and had the Allies outgunned.

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Published March 1, 2018

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — Selfridge Air National Guard Base officials honored current and late members of the Tuskegee Airmen during a formal ceremony led by the base’s Cultural Diversity Council on Feb. 27.

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Published February 23, 2018

WARREN — More than 600,000 Michiganders served at home or abroad in the armed forces during World War II. Most returned to raise families and help build their communities. We’ll never know how the stories could have ended for the thousands who never made it back.

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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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